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Miss South Dakota International 2021

Barbara Bechtel

On July 26th, 2016, I was involved in a car accident that should have left me dead or at the very least paralyzed. I broke three vertebrae and tore all of the ligaments in my neck. I also severed my left vertebral artery and suffered a stroke. Thanks to the hard work of the first responders involved, I am fully recovered and have a second chance at life. This is why I created, Thank you most: Unbreakable Heros, an outreach initiative for medical first responders.


Thank you healthcare superhero’s for your continuous service, constant sacrifices, and unyielding determination. My sincerest gratitude for your dedication. I wish you all luck and safety while you keep us protected. 


My mission is to spread positivity to all those who are on the front lines in the healthcare field. I’m spreading this mission across the state by collecting thank you letters and delivering them to first responders.


I invite you to get involved by sending your letter to my P.O. Box Below: P.O. Box 2023, Sioux Falls, SD 57101

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