Doing what you love, even if life has put a supposedly big chunk in your way. Or as Peter Lammer says: "In order to change things, we have to allow ourselves to reach for the stars." Why a canyoning tour is too dangerous for the "floating" chef and why work has to do with joie de vivre, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
Name: Peter Lammer Age: 52 City: Salzburg, Austria Occupation: Gastronomer, inventor Impairment: My legal disability is 80 percent since 2010.
Peter Lammer: My four children aged 7, 16, 22 and 30 as much as paradoxical interventions.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Peter Lammer: A canyoning tour with my friend. I don't dare yet, because I'm afraid that screws or plates will burst in my body and I'll have to get another surgery again.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Peter Lammer: Dr. Klaus Bengesser: Honesty is often confused with harshness.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Peter Lammer: Every day, 100 people with impairment would have to receive their job and thus acknowledgment and joy of life back.
Peter Lammer (left) and his friend, partner and co-inventor of Standing Ovation, Bernhard Tichy at REHACARE 2019. There "the flying chef" from Austria was a sensation. The tinkering of the two friends is the reason why Lammer can work as a chef again with his impairment.
What is especially near and dear to you?
Peter Lammer: Honesty and justice though these are not always pleasant things.
I would like to be...
Peter Lammer: ... King of Germany.
Which question would you like answered the most?
Peter Lammer: Why do so many people avoid telling the truth in public?
What else I wanted to say...
Peter Lammer: To change things we have to allow ourselves to reach for the stars – sometimes they are not so far away!!!!!