Nicole Franke - That's how she rolls

Her family and friends have a save place in the heart of Nicole Franke. But her biggest love is music. That’s why she is a passionate concert visitor who loves to support her artist on site. Who or what makes her laugh and what she thinks about pitifulness, she tells us on


Photo: Nicole Franke; Copyright: private

Nicole Franke; © private

Name: Nicole Franke
Age: 29
City: Berlin, Germany
Occupation: Music supporter and founder of Nicky Berlin
Impairment: I'm using a wheelchair since birth due to my spinal muscular atrophy

More about Nicole Franke (only in German) at:
When did you last laugh heartily and what about?

Nicole Franke: I laugh a lot and I like it! Most of the time I laugh with my best friend when we say out loud what the other one is thinking. :-) Concerts are also a guaranty for good mood.

What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?

Nicole Franke: My biggest wish is to travel to New York and Miami one day. Until now it was not possible because of an accompanying person, care and finance.

Which person has influenced you most?

Nicole Franke:
Hmm, good question. I cannot only name one person. So I say: my family and my closest friends. They mean everything to me and I really appreciate their advice. Of course I make decision on my own, but I also ask them what they think.

You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?

Nicole Franke: First of all I would look for other competent and affected people to join me. Then our to do list would look like this: accessibility in public transport has to be improved, there has to be a deadline for repairing public elevators (They are often out of order for months!), and curbs should be lowered.
Photo: Nicole Franke; Copyright: private

Nicole Franke likes to be where there is good music: "Music is my biggest love!"; © private

Your life is made into a film: Who would represent you?

Nicole Franke:
Oh, that's a tough question. I could picture Jennifer Aniston best for this. She is natural, humorous, has already play several characters and is always very convincing, I think.

I would like to be ...

Nicole Franke: the best event manager in the music industry.

Which questions would you like answered the most?

Nicole Franke: Why can some people not just be happy with the good life they have?

What I finally want to say...

Nicole Franke: Many people only see my wheelchair when they first meet me and then have fears of contact and feel sorry for me. Please stop being like this! I enjoy every minute of my life and I'm happy the way it is. My disability turned me into the person I am today and I am proud of it.