The trees, with their still shy buds, form a hedge of honour for us. We enter the forest. With her sports shoes on, Suzanne* strides along the path.

The immersion in the vegetal cathedral is very gentle.
Little by little, the purring of the engines gives way to the crystalline song of the birds.

To the rhythm of the awakening nature, Suzanne reveals the colours of her past life in Romania...
The moss on the trees revives the sweetness of her grandmother's garden, where she used to play so often. The vision of the little pond plunges her into the coolness of the lake that soothed her hot summers.
The scent of a flowering bush takes her back to the delicacy of the bouquets her mother assembled.

After the turn, a stump invites us to take a break. Suzanne announces: "I'd like to take up sport again.
Walking seems to be a good start.

She will come back to breathe the air of the forest...
A silence, and a smile blossoms on Suzanne's face.
Spring is here.


Suzanne has lived on the streets of Brussels for 12 years. Thanks to intensive support from street nurses, and in collaboration with various other organisations, she now lives in a house since four years. She has just joined the "My Way" project.

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(*) We make every effort to respect the privacy of our patients and our professional secrecy. Nevertheless, we want to bear witness to how they have to survive and how we work together to reintegrate them. Therefore, the names of places and people are deliberately omitted or changed and real-life situations are placed in another context.