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Candidate #17

Candidate #17
Beata Jałocha

Poland

In 2013 I had to face something that I was subconsciously the most affraid of. When as a result of an accident with a sucide who fell on me, life put me on the other side of the mirror, by changing places with patients with whom until then I was working in a physical therapy practice. What happened to me could happen to any of You. As a result of weird coincidence I was at the wrong place at wrong time. 4 years ago it would seem that I have lost everything. As a consequence of the accident my spinal cord has been completely disrupted. Despite this I recover step by step seeking for new challenges and fighting for myself. If You look carefully You will see an ordinary girl who has dreams just like any of You, the difference is that it's harder to fulfil them. Gliding classes, speech on TEDx, skydiving, baloon rides or participation in Miss Poland on wheelchair 2014 - where I won the tittle of The first runner-up - show the amount of forbearance and consequence I have put into challenges, that represent milestones in building my new life. I want to show how to use harsh experiences to build strenght, motivation and values that in future may help other people.