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E-soccer: Niklas lives his dream

Interview with Nicklas Luginsland – Esoccer player with OI  Can you tell a little about yourself? My name ist Niklas Luginsland, 24 years old. Currently I live at home in Germany with my parents and my brother. One year ago I finished my Bachelor in Public Management. During my studies I lived together with 3…

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Wheelchair Curling with OI

Interview with Michal Daszkowski – curling player with OI  Can you tell a little about yourself? I’m 47 years old and live in Warsaw, Poland. At the moment I’m living alone in my pretty accessible flat. I am using a wheelchair for almost my every daily activity. I am working as a freelancer (IT-system and…

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Artists with OI: Chiara Bersani

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Chiara and I am a writer/creator and a performer with a disability. I am Italian and I am 35 years old. I work in different fields like performing arts, contemporary theatre and contemporary dance. In what way has OI affected your art? Honestly, I…

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Artists with OI: Ditte Johansen

Can you tell us a little about yourself? My name is Ditte, and I’m a 25-year-old woman, that is born – and still living – in Denmark. I’m working as a writer, and besides my ordinary and boring adult life, I’m filling my days with lots and lots of hobbies; I’m an actor, an author…

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The art of being unhappy

Can we be unhappy or do we keep on with that unbreakable spirit which people with OI all seem to have? Why do we want to be so happy? Think about this with me for a while! Imagine: you were a 2 year old toddler and your mother or father asks you to draw something…

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How Apple Watch helps me stay healthy

“Jacob Wittorff has called the alarm center after Apple Watch detected a bad fall.” That message lands late at night on May day 2019 on my parents ‘and brothers’ phones. Shortly before, I was pushed home in my wheelchair from the football cup final at the stadium. However, the evening comes to an abrupt end.…

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Artists with OI: Matt Shilcock

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Matt Shilcock, I am a contemporary dancer and performing artist from Adelaide, South Australia. I have been creating and performing dance theatre works in festivals and locations around the world over the last 10 years. I predominately perform Contemporary Dance, but living with OI,…

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Rick Brink – Minister with OI

Since 2019, the Netherlands has an unofficial Minister of Disability Affairs. Rick Brink who has OI and is using an electric wheelchair, won this appointment during the broadcast of the television programme ‘De minister van Gehandicaptenzaken’ (The Minister of Disability Affairs). Brink was elected by a jury, including former cyclist Leontien van Moorsel, cabaret artist…

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