What makes you laugh?
Lisa Brockschmidt: Sarcasm, irony and the black humor that often prevails among amputees.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Lisa Brockschmidt: Actually I jumped out of a plane before! Otherwise I try to become more self-confident every day and not hide my limbs any more. Why does this require courage? I'd like to know that myself!
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Lisa Brockschmidt: One person is not enough. My family, my best friend, Christina (Schneider) and my technician to name only a few. My family because they were always there for me and they showed me, what I am capable of if I just want it enough. My best friend for her support, for listening to all of my doubts and for cheering on me.
My technician Martin Brehm because he has always the right foot for me. Perfect match, every time! And for knowing me being ready for a prosthetic sports legs without cosmetics by a simple Facebook like.
And Christina because the common fate has not only brought us together (through the same technician), but we understand each other on a very special (leg) level. Pushing each other to jump into the deep end in order to overcome the barriers in our head has achieved a lot. Always according to the motto: Your only limit is you!
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Lisa Brockschmidt: Get a better overview of the paperwork. How is it possible that there are so many differences in disability degrees from person to person? Often for no apparent reason. And that so many don't get the help they deserve? Health insurance companies should also be more strictly controlled in these matters. Everyone who is entitled to an auxiliary mean should also get the best one possible!