Day 2 - A cold Day in France - #IMARCHFORYOU

Today was the second day of my journey from Paris to Berlin. I have only done 60 km out of the 80 km which I planned. But that’s okay.

We spent a lot of time filming, I said goodbye to my good friend Uwe and I’m about to say goodbye to my partner and my dog Snoopy who will leave on tuesday. But that’s okay. Because this journey is not about me. It’s about the 1000 children who have no family and no parents and are stuck in the refugee camps on European soil.

Children in Camp Moria, Greece. 

Children in Camp Moria, Greece. 

The more I think about them, the stronger I get. When I see the support of my friends and family on social media I get stronger. Today was a physically challenging day. It was very windy and extremely cold, just above freezing and it was a bit of a lonely and weird trip.

A lonely road on my trip towards Creil, France.

A lonely road on my trip towards Creil, France.

I wanted to do 50 km but when you have to walk 20 km through the rain, rough terrain and it‘s so cold that your bones ache then you can only do so much. I’m still very privileged. I can look forward to a hot meal with my loved ones. I can sleep in a bed and I can write this blog post while those children are stuck in camps with no education and no future. I’m doing everything in my power to get them new hope. I want them to start a new life in a new home and I really hope that enough people listen to us, especially those with the power to make the change happen. Yes I’m talking about the politicians that can do so much good if they really wanted to.

Dear Government Leaders, if you are reading this, Please think of doing something good before Christmas by giving those innocent children a second chance. What better Christmas present could there be?

A few more random thoughts as I am dictating this into my phone while walking through a beautiful and quiet yet very cold forest as you can see in this picture.

A beautiful forest a few miles from Creil, France. 

A beautiful forest a few miles from Creil, France. 

I just received several messages from my friends asking whether I’m too cold to continue. Sure I am very cold, it is nearly freezing temperature, and I’m not a trained walker but I keep thinking of those children and I keep thinking about the mission and I’m very optimistic, especially after only having walked for two days - out of 30 - that if we all keep spreading the message and if we all keep talking about the children that we can make a real difference. My voice alone is not going to be heard but put all of our voices together and we can save those children before Christmas day. Are you with me?