Björn Schnake is an incredibly talented table tennis player. Last year he played his way from zero to place eleven in the world ranking list in class seven of the standing athletes. His big dream is to participate at Tokyo 2020, but why he needs financial support and how he rolls when he is not playing, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
Name: Björn Schnake Age: 48 City: Hildesheim, Germany Occupation: Group Solution Manager Impairment: disabled, Hypophosphatemia
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Björn Schnake: Taking a year off and going on a trip around the world.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Björn Schnake: My parents. Because they always told me that anything is possible.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Björn Schnake: I would try to raise funds to put more spotlight on people with disabilities who do extraordinary things. To show how much one can rise above oneself could encourage everyone to face their problems – whether disabled or not.
To participate in the Paralympics once, that is Björn Schnake's dream. But in order not to turn it into a financial nightmare, the table tennis player from TT Borsum needs a little help. As a thank you, however, supporters also get something in return. What exactly, you can find out on his page.
What is especially near and dear to you?
Björn Schnake: My family, of course. But also the sport of table tennis.
I would like to be...
Björn Schnake: ... Paralympic athlete.
Which question would you like answered the most?
Björn Schnake: Why are many things only talked about in Germany, instead of purposeful action?
What else I wanted to say...
Björn Schnake: If everyone gives their best at all times and does not only think of themselves, all problems can be solved.