Tree at Cap d'Antibes True Story

An inspiring True Story written by life

This is a true story that happened in August 2016. Maybe you like it as much as I do.


On a warm and pleasant summer day, a young man went for a walk around Cap d’Antibes in the South of France. With a heavy heart and 1000 questions about life in his head he slowly walked along. The young man had been experiencing a difficult phase of self-doubt, anger and great mental suffering for weeks.


He sat down on a tree trunk by the sea and began a silent conversation with the universe. “What’s all this for?” he asked silently, overwhelmed by emotions. The young man sat there for a while, not moving. It occurred to him that when something in life was really meant to be, it would only take little struggle and not too much effort to achieve it. “Circumstances always seem to successfully work together to make dreams come true.”


As the full meaning of this idea rose in his mind, he addressed life in a challenge, thinking “From now on, just let me know if you need me!”. At this very moment a guy closely walked by… On the guys t-shirt could be read “You are ready for life”!


It seems as if life always listens to us!

Say HELLO to my new friend

I received a present! A big and unexpected one! It’s red, it has 4 wheels and it’s fast.
No – it’s not another wheelchair! It’s a Mobility Scooter!


Stories like the following one are a rare but powerful example that good people still do exist. I went to Mc Donald’s last week for lunch. While I was looking at the menu, a lady came next to me and asked if I would like to get an electric Scooter! For free!!! She explained that she worked for a disabled man who would like to give his old Scooter away to someone who could really need it. We exchanged numbers and the next day we went to the man’s home.


Mister J is also affected by Muscular Dystrophy. J seemed to be the kind of person who prefers not to talk about his condition but he appreciated it that his assistant had found a young woman like me to give the Red Devil to. As a symbolic gesture I offered him some nice Swiss Pralinés and there it was – finally a little smile showed up on the man’s face. He said he loved chocolates which made me feel even happier!


The Scooter is in a perfect condition. I only needed to buy new batteries to make it work again. It runs 15 km/hour, which is much faster than my electric wheelchair :-)!


I’ve already done a first tour around Cap d’Antibes. Such a great feeling to feel the wind in my hair and to not worry about how long the batteries would last (as my wheelchair batteries are not very powerful). Freedom, here I come!


I’m so grateful for this perfect present of the Universe! THANK YOU so much, J and N, for your kindness and your big hearts!


Enough for now… My Red Devil is waiting for me!