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Candidate #16

Candidate #16
Mirande Bakker

Netherlands

I'm Miss Disabled Netherlands. For 3 years I have been disabled by doctors' mistakes. I have a spinal cord injury and left paralyzed to my hip. Because I won the miss election in my own country, I am Ambassador of the Lucille Werner Foundation. My mission is "less rules, more provision," and participation in employment for people with disabilities. I have my own hairdressing salon where I can perform my work by special adjustments. I have been training in the rehabilitation center for a long time to be able to do my daily things again. But by keeping hope and faith I've come as far as I am now. I look for possibilities and not for impossibilities. I’m a positive woman who chases her dreams and pursues goals. Where there is a will, there is a way!