The Makeup On Wheels Foundation was founded by Stephanie Debes, a woman who is part of the disabled community; a community that is so often overlooked by the rest of the world.
Stephanie is a graduate of St. John’s University with a BA in Hospitality Management and Event Planning; Make-Up Designory as a certified beauty and special effects makeup artist, and a NYS Licensed Esthetician from Christine Valmy. Despite her education and specialization in the beauty ﬁeld, potential employers could not see past her disability. As a result, The Makeup On Wheels Foundation was established with the ultimate goal to raise awareness that people with disabilities can be capable, productive members of society when given the opportunity to succeed.
"My name is Stephanie Debes. I am the founder of the Makeup on Wheels Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the needs of the disabled community. I am also a NYS Licensed & NCEA certified Esthetician, a makeup artist in SFX & Beauty, Event Planner and Disability Awareness Activist.
I was born with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Quadriplegia as a result of medical malpractice. All four limbs are affected, leaving me to use a motorized wheelchair 24/7. My condition limits my ability to perform most everyday tasks and renders me dependent on others. I was born five months premature. Doctors told my parents that I wouldn’t last three days. Twenty-seven years later, I’m defying the odds every single day."
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