Thulani Tomose doesn't want pity, but to show that a better life is possible despite the most adverse conditions. Born in South Africa, she lives first with her aunt, then with her father. Both are abused and raped. When she was 13 years old she brought her mother to Switzerland. After crises with cannabis, alcohol, depression and an attempted suicide after the death of her sister, she gets her act together, does an apprenticeship as a hairdresser, then as a nurse for the elderly. In a serious car accident she suffers head trauma, cerebral hemorrhage and memory loss. She spends three months in a vegetative state, has several epileptic seizures and traumas. But she tries everything to tackle life again with strength and courage, not least for her six-year-old son.