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Paralympic snowboarder Bibian Mentel in documentary

Tonight shall transmit the NOS in the documentary, Bibian Mentel: nine lives . At the Paralympic snowboardkampioen Bibian Mentel-Spee was last summer for the ninth time, is diagnosed with cancer.

Bibian is a report of four years followed on the way to the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. That road has both highs as lows. She was only 27 when her leg amputated had to be because of bone cancer. Last december, she showed a nekwervel replaced to reduce the chances of a spinal cord injury.

Can no longer be treated

Last year, Bibian to hear that after eight times the fight against cancer and the disease is back. Only this time left her doctor informed her that they can no longer be treated. A new MRI method of treatment in the VU university medical center, offered hope, the cure hit. How sick she is, preventing her not to participate in the Play.

Nine lives

“I hope to have more than nine lives,” says the snowboardster smiling in an interview with the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad. Her smile is her trademark has become; thanks to her indestructible optimism, she is on the Paralympic Games, where she during the opening ceremony the Dutch flag.

Compete for the Paralympic Games

In the night of 12 march, the 45-year-old warrior let see if they still can. Four years ago, she won the gold medal in Sochi, and in February she won in Big White in Canada and the world title on the snowboardcross. Before we see if she has her title to defend, is tonight in the documentary to see how they are with training, matches and radiotherapy again knokt for the Play.

The documentary Bibian Mentel: nine lives is tonight at 21.00 hours on NPO 2.

Read also: ceremony of the Paralympic Games will be broadcast live.


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