What makes a day a good day to you?
Sebastian Stabler: When I have no pain and can therefore go to sports. Then I feel balanced and happy. Unfortunately, after a paraplegia, you often have pain that becomes chronic and this can be very grueling and limiting in the long run.
Which auxiliary means or daily living aids are indispensable for you?
Sebastian Stabler: My wheelchair, of course, as a means of transportation. A traction device that gives me freedom when you don't have a car. Ramps are unfortunately still far too rare and prevent you from being able to participate everywhere in everyday life. A catheter is important for daily emptying of the bladder. In addition, my caregivers. In case of severe pain, it is not possible without help from others.
What would you like to see from society and your fellow people in dealing with people with disabilities?
Sebastian Stabler: Often people who sit in a wheelchair are also considered mentally disabled. Therefore, I would like to see a better interaction at eye level, or being seen and treated as a normal fellow human being and not as a "total loss".
Which assistive device would urgently need to be invented and/or improved?
Sebastian Stabler: Devices that train the endurance better, or are not so one-sided/unhandy for home use. And a tool which does not only help you to stand/walk, but also to dance.