In 1986, an aortic insufficiency caused Christian Schaefer’s heart to stop doing what it is supposed to do. He got a mechanical heart valve. Since then, it clicks in his breast. So what!
Eric is suffering from ADHD. Dr. Stephanie Boßerhoff accompanies him for many years and although both parents cooperate and the doctor makes full use of all treatment possibilities, the boy doesn’t feel any better.
Actually, the implantation of the knee prosthesis went smoothly for Ludwig Franke. However, the 63-year-old lawyer is in pain. That this pain should be linked to his drug addict daughter who lives in Berlin sounded like a bad joke to him at first.
Dörte Maack was 25 years old when she is told that she has retinitis pigmentosa. “I’m the last person to get such a shitty disease”, the acrobat and street artist thought. She traveled as far as China hoping for a cure.
When Evelyn Kühne sits in the car after being diagnosed with breast cancer, she thinks: "If I just turn right now and drive into this pillar, everything will be over." Later, she finds her vocation thanks to the disease.
Can you still play golf or go skiing with two artificial hips? "Of course", says Heidi Rauch. She speaks from experience.
ZDF editor Claudio Armbruster describes how he experienced his mother’s lung cancer.
Kolja is 28, freshly separated and tinkering with a new beginning, new apartment and new job… but there is a hardening in his left testicle. And now he has to make existential decisions for himself and his life.
Sieglinde was struck by lightning. But it wasn’t the thousands of amperes or the sudden heat of several thousand degrees Celsius that almost killed her, but the suicide attempt six years later. A report of a suffering.