my name is Christiane. I was born in 1982 in Russia. After finishing
school, I started my studies in the finance and banking industry,
which I completed in 2004. I worked in my job, had a lot fun with my
friends and I enjoyed life to the fullest. I had a great time like
most other people in my age without any real worries.
In October 2010, my life has changed completely due to an accident.
I had a terrible car accident in which I was
so seriously injured, that my
had no other choice than
my leg at the thigh. I stayed
month in hospital. I had no idea
life can continue with only one
leg. It was just
shocking. The only positive thing
I could recognize was the fact that I was still alive.
The day came, when I left the hospital. Thanks to my family and my
friends, who took care of me at home and did not leave me alone, I
was able to recover quickly. Mentally and physically.
As I was not able to leave the house I spent a lot of time in the
virtual world. It did not take long when I came the first time in
touch with devotees. Initially, I was very surprised that there are
such people out there. After the first conversations, I've found
piece by piece out, that this is not necessarily bad.
It has given me self-confidence slowly that even now, I can be sexy
in a man's eyes. Six months after my amputation, I got my first
prosthesis. In the first time with her, I've taken it off only
rarely and did not step outside without it. I felt not comfortable
without the prosthesis even though it was often inconvenient and
uncomfortable. Due to the fact, that there are devotees out there I
regained a feeling of still being attractive.
Piece by piece I've stopped listening to other people's opinions and
have paid attention to myself, what is important for me and what my
heart tells me. During this time I met Natalie. We became friends.
She was a good example for me of how to be beautiful even with such
a disability, work as a model a live a full life. So I came to
Germany and became part of Natalies Palace.This experience has given
me confidence and self-awareness for myself and my way and now I can
say that I am free of any constraints and satisfied with myself. I
hope that other women in the same situation can take this as an
example for their own lifes and that life with a disability can be a
wonderful life, too.