Anouk Schmitt’s life changed drastically when a serious illness paralyzed both her legs, confining her to a wheelchair at just 24 years old. But hope is on the horizon – a revolutionary exoskeleton could help her regain her independence and, with time, even her ability to walk. In “On Your Own Two Feet – Walking with an Exoskeleton,” filmmaker Florian Nusch documents Anouk’s journey to recovery as she fights for her dream of standing before her partner Lukas at eye level, with the help of cutting-edge technology.
Despite the potential for significant improvement in Anouk’s quality of life, there are hurdles in her path. The exoskeleton is expensive, and few insurance agencies cover the costs. Yet her doctors see it as a highly beneficial tool, potentially slowing muscle loss and stabilizing her circulation. Follow Anouk’s inspiring fight for mobility and independence in “On Your Own Two Feet – Walking with an Exoskeleton”, a film that promises to tug at your heartstrings as you witness the incredible willpower of the human spirit.