Give your life a new perspective

if it´s asking for

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If a loved one is surprisingly torn out of the middle of life, for many of us, nothing is the same as it once was. Mourning, guilt, reproaches, and never-ending pain determine our days, months, often years or a whole life. Whether we have lost these people through an accident, sudden illness, suicide or a crime does not matter. Many lose control of their lives, or even any courage to live. So, as in my case, as a suicide has torn my world into millions of pieces and I did not want to continue my own life.

A similar fate, I share with approximately 66 000 directly from a suicide affected in Germany - worldwide nearly 7 million, year after year.



That´s why I want to plant trees of memory for them who left us

and those who left behind,

together with you, on the


Footpath of Life

75 000 km around the world, connecting more than 60 countries, during 15 years at least. My goal is to create a prominent symbol, most of all for the people yearning for death. I would like to show that we can accomplish incredible things, even in the darkest hours of life.



By now: 31 trees in 12 countries - Receive your tree now and become part of this very special community

What drives me?


With this circle of growing, flowering trees around the

earth, symbols for love, strength, beauty and

the infinity of life, I'd like with Footpath of Life


  • giving friends and family members new

courage to live


  • setting a sign against increasing despondency,

lack of perspective and loneliness worldwide


  • giving hope to those who are left behind in their

darkest hours


  • facilitate farewell with this special tree, which will be connected with others, who are sharing similar lifelines


  • giving courage and hope to desperate people, e.g. those who suffer from a depression, those who no longer see a perspective, and those can no longer see the positive side of life.


  • mobilizing people to join me realizing the great value of life


  • gathering life stories, experiences, and destinies – a story bank, which enables exchange and thereby provides help


  • showing relatives that they are not alone in their experience


  • inviting people to walk with me to discover new perspectives


  • drawing worldwide attention to the problem of increasing suicide numbers


  • supporting the international suicide prevention work and giving financial emergency aid


  • finding a way out of passivity. I myself have suffered from the worst depression, a suicide attempt, lost my big love to depression and suicide, and I am willing to give up everything, renounce my pension fund and a so-called secure future to make my point:


Having a fulfilled and happy life is possible: if you follow yourself, you will always have the power over your life.

It will show itself to you in all its splendor, even if you are stuck for such a long time that seems forever.

With Footpath of Life I will prove that everything is possible.


Please support Footpath of Life and you will be part of something big


  • Together we can testify to the greatness of life,
  • and perhaps we can succeed in giving people new courage to life,
  • a new perspective,
  • prevent them from a terrible act
  • and give life a new meaning


What can you do?

  • Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr (this will help to attract companies)
  • subscribe to my youtube channel (this will help to attract companies)
  • offer me a place to stay via couchsurfing or in your garden or whereever
  • you know where I am at the moment? Come over and lets have a drink, a talk, sharing a pizza ...
  • hire me for a lecture or inhouse teaching
  • sharing the idea of Footpath whereever you can, so it will find the people who want´s a tree
  • becoming part of Footpath of Life with your own tree
  • Become a sponsor


To implement Footpath of Life, I need your financial help

and the support from people like you, who like me, believes it is worth fighting for life. I can hike alone, I can plant trees alone, but I cannot raise the funds for the necessary technical equipment, the financial foundation for Footpath of Life on my own.

Footpath of Life will need time before it can raise money through social networks to be able to support itself. I will support global suicide prevention and provide financial emergency assistance. All I have is my faith in the effectiveness of what I will achieve with Footpath of Life. I need you and your courage to believe in something unique too.



What exactly do you support at Footpath of Life?


I want you to know how I will use your donation.

See the use of your money, the goals and a list with all numbers here.


Footpath of Life will be 100% transparent and publicly accountable.



1. Equipment financing

I have already purchased equipment. But there is still another the need of another

5600 Euros to complete the equipment. You can see most of it here.

The project will be documented daily with photos and text, and weekly with a YouTube documentation and much more. In addition, you will have the opportunity to connect directly with me at any time. For this I need the appropriate technology. By clicking the button on the right, you can participate directly.



2. Financing of the project

It will take about two years until I have enough followers, secure a media presence to make my own income, generated by YoutTube ads, affiliates, selling of EBooks or bookings for holding lectures and all sorts of "little thinks". This monthly income will allows me to finance the trees, telephone costs, health insurance and what I need for daily life. The first 24 months should ideally be pre-financed. Estimated cost is €20.000 euros, which amounts to 830 euros per month. Everything beyond that will go directly into my foundation, which I will officially form in the coming months. If you want to participate, to ensure the most important costs and a worry-free start-up, you can do this directly via the adjacent button. You will then get to my Gofundme site.





For your safety:

Ask me (info@footpath-of-life.com) what you need to know and I try to provide you with all the answers, documents or whatever. You also have the possibility to donate directly to Footpath of Life, for example via PayPal or direct transfer. All the information here.

The implementation


  • The places where your trees are to be planted will create the Footpath of Life.
  • You tell me where to go and together we will plant your tree of remembrance.
  • First of all, I will take all the localities in a meaningful order and this route I will walk and follow. From village to village, from country to country, from continent to continent, from tree to tree, from human to human.
  • Footpath of Life weel be documented daily & multimedial




Everyone is welcome


  • No obligation, no cost
  • Everyone can contact me, no matter where you come from or where I have to go
  • Religious, esoteric, cultural, political worldviews are all the same to me. I am only concerned about people.
  • Footpath of Life is open to everybody and not only dedicated to those who ware affected by a suicide. Doesn´t matter how you lost this person, I will be honored to plant this tree of love and respect, with you.
  • Communities or companies can plant a tree as a symbol too
  • Each tree is given a plaque
  • As long as I run, anyone who is up to 100 km to the right and left of the planned route, can ask me to come. I am flexible at any time, but I can not go back, because life is only going forward too and never back.



Mario Dieringer

Geleitsstr. 66A

63067 Offenbach



Tel: +4917670428613


Above on this site you will find all the social networks I am in. It will be a major help if you connect with me in those networks.


I will use them to document my walk around the world. On youtube you will find weekly video documentations. On flicker I will do the daily photo documentary. The best pic of the day you will find on instagram and much more. Where I will write about the adventures is not sure yet.


If you don´t have any of those, order my newsletter and you will be informed to.

Please help with your friendship and sharings.


Thank you so much.


Who or what am I?

In any case, crazy enough to devote my life to a task that has become much more important to me than my home, my scooter and my garden. It is my life task, because a suicide kills us all in one way or another.