Interview conducted by 12-year-old Maks Garman with Sophie Kocon.
Hi! My name is Maks, I will conduct the interview. What is your name?
Hi, my name is Zosia.
What was your childhood like? What did you dream about, what goals did you have?
I used to love sports. I always wanted to play at a good level. It was also my dream to be called up to the national team. In the beginning I was a hearing person, over time I became deaf. I thought that in the cadre of hearing people would be difficult due to the high level. I practiced, focused on the hearing cadre, Then I was in the deaf frame, I managed to fulfill my dream — I went to the Olympics! It was great! I felt part of the staff, I was representing Poland.
What discipline is this?
My goal is swimming. I dream of winning a medal at the Olympics. What was your favorite game in your childhood?
Hmmm… what was my favorite game in my childhood! I think it was always sports.
What did you like to do, What was your situation at school like?
At the beginning I had a good talked, normally. Then I felt that I was losing my hearing. Contact was difficult, I couldn’t understand. Initially, I was ashamed As a hard of hearing to ask for attention to me, help, to make eye contact Or to speak clearly. I was ashamed at first, But the older I got, the more ordinary it was for me, that I was hard of hearing. I don’t have a problem (with that).
Do you like to read?
What kind of subject matter do you like?
I like detective stories.
I don’t know. Do you have an animal at home?
I don’t. Once my grandmother and grandfather had a dachshund dog. I always loved him. I dreamed of having a dog, maybe in the future it will come true!
Do you have a family, children?
I don’t have any yet. I recently got married.
That’s it, thank you very much!