This is a story to inspire you to reach for your dreams and never, ever give up. Many years ago my friends wife came a close second in the Miss England 1997 competition. Later that year she was beset by a long period of bad luck. She suffered years of drug abuse and a series of eating disorders. She lost a leg and needed facial reconstruction surgery after a road traffic accident. Later, she suffered 90% burns in an unprovoked acid attack. Several of her teeth were knocked out and an eye gouged out in a fight outside a KFC takeaway. The stress caused severe hair loss and facial warts. But she NEVER, ever stopped believing and finally, last month, she was crowned Miss Leicester 2020.