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Meet the Filipina chef without hands doing impossible in the field of culinary

 Maricel Apatan, 31, of Zamboanga, Philippines, is now an inspiration to many because of her terrible but a yet life-changing story.







She lost her hands when she was 11-year-old when a group of men attacked her, leaving her hands cut-off. 







Being very poor, Maricel’s family also couldn't pay the hospital bill, but God sent many angels along the way to help them.






Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, a distant relative, paid for hospital bills and helped them bring the criminals to court. They were sentenced to prison.





But, instead of listening with a chorus of doubters telling her what she couldn't do without hands - she move forward and prove them wrong.








As the eldest of six children, she stayed determined to achieve her goal despite of difficult situation. She tried to work without her hands and she studied hard with help of others. She never stop of finding the best opportunity for herself, she continued with her studies and eventually finished a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and obtained a culinary arts diploma. 





Maricel was able to work at a five-star hotel in Shangri La, Manila. Her first job helped her earned money and fund her siblings' college. She juggles hotel work and school as cooking instructor, sharing her skills and knowledge to interested students.



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