For Gianna, education is the first step towards more normality in interacting with people with disabilities. To what extent she would like to contribute to it herself, which role her father plays in her life and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Gianna: A van trip through many countries. Unfortunately financially not (yet) manageable.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Gianna: My father – because he supports me 100 percent even after my accident, but also challenges me.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Gianna: Education. So that the population finally puts aside its inhibitions and fears of contact and knows that disabled people can and should also be treated normally. Everything else is at least some kind of bullying and discrimination.
What is especially near and dear to you?
Gianna: I would like to educate people and be a peer for other amputees.
I would like to be ...
Gianna: the face for a big campaign which stands up for people with disabilities.
Which question would you like to be answered the most?
Gianna: Why do people think a life with an impairment is less worth living? In my opinion this statement is completely false.
What I still wanted to say...
Gianna: Don't see your impairment as a blemish, but as something that defines you.