Dariusz Buczek – an inhabitant of Gdańsk. He has suffered from osteogenesis imperfecta since his birth. He has had 12 bone fractures and 8 operations so far which have made him stronger. However, he was not able to take part in any physical activities when he was a teenager. Therefore, he had to find a new hobby. His music teacher realized that not only did he sing well but also he had a good sense of hearing and he started his adventure with music. He applied to a national song festival ‘Zaczarowana Piosenka’ organised by Anna Dymna’s Foundation ‘Mimo Wszystko’. He got to the semi-final and then final at the fourth attempt and he received the main award. The festival has opened him numerous doors. He has performed with Ania Karwan, Paweł Domagała, Skaldowie, Marek Piekarczyk, Mietek Szcześniak who he recorded one song with. He has taken part in recording Tadeusz Woźniak’s record. He writes lyrics, composes music, he has recorded his first record, he gives concerts.
Piotr Kąkol – his life changed dramatically on 4th July 2004 when he lost his leg in a car accident. In 2018 after having taken part in EFF Integration You and Me in Koszalin he decided to change his life for better and link up his life with sport. He has trained discus and shot put since then. He trains in Start Bydgoszcz club, he is Poland’s representative in athletics and has a chance to go to World Championships and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Andrzej Szczęsny – a Polish alpine skier, a Para-Olympian taking part in events for competitors riding standing. He trains in Start Bielsko-Biała club. Being 9 years old he went down with bone cancer and doctors had to amputate his leg. A year after the operation he had his first prosthesis made and he learnt to walk with it. He graduated from a vocational school for the disabled in Busko-Zdrój. In 2000 Szczęsny debuted at international sport competitions. In 2004 he was 5th in giant slalom at World Championships. He was a part of representation team for Paralympic Games in Turin 2006. However, he broke his shin bone during a training and didn’t participate in the competitions. In 2009 he took part in Paralympic Games in Vancouver. In 2015 he won the first edition of Celebrity Splash programme.
Marcel Jarosławski – he has been disabled since birth (underdeveloped lower limb). He has been active since childhood, played different sports, first and foremost football, he has taken part in school competitions. He met Wojciech Kikowski who worked with sports people with disabilities. He started training high jumps and got his first medals at Junior Polish Championships. In 2004 not only did he get a gold medal but also he broke his life and Polish junior records which have not been broken ever since. He got gold medals at European Championships and Paralympic Games in Rio. He finished his sport career in 2013. After his studies he started working at Polski Związek Sportu Niepełnosprawnych ‘Start’ and since May 2017 he has been a board member of the institution. In 2019 he became a director of World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Bydgoszcz.
The meetings will be led by Krzysztof Głombowicz, a journalist and a sports commentator.