Grow through what you go through!
You are what you think you can be! It is all in your thoughts and your perception. Most important is to be self-driven. Malvika Iyer has proved this, gracefully. She lost both her hands to a bomb blast in 2002 in Bikaner. But this life-shaking incident did not dent her will.
A bilateral amputee and a bomb blast survivor, Malvika is now a motivational TEDx speaker, a disability rights activist and has walked the runway to support those who design clothes for people with disability.
She believes that no matter how hard you fall, what makes the difference is how you rise after the fall! Malvika has done this, defying all the stereotypes and stood in the face of the adversity! Proud of you, girl!
Life is TOUGH for you darling, but believe me, SO ARE YOU!
An inspiration in herself, Malvika is a fresh motivation for the youth of the country. Read her story to get the dose of inspiration for the day.
It was at the age of 13 that she met with the mishap. She was born in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, to Hema and B Krishnan and grew up in Bikaner. After the accident, she had to be hospitalised for nearly two years. This was taxing for her, both physically and mentally. It was her strong will that made her stand up again.
She did not let her disability come in her way.
It is an encouraging tweet. This is what it read:
"When I lost both my hands to the bomb blast, I'd convinced myself that in this life, I'd never be able to cook on my own.
I was having a bad day today so I picked up the phone to call mom and tell her that there's only one thing left that I haven't tried yet and asked her for a simple recipe to make mixed vegetable curry and she gave me one.
I took my time to clean, open the spices jars, stir, measure, etc. and 25 minutes later, I made a delicious subji (just like mom would make).
Can you actually believe this? I cooked without my hands, all by myself!!! I still can't believe it.
Moral of the story: Be unstoppable."
This must have surely made her day.
You deserve it, girl. We are proud of you.
Malvika has given inspiring talks in IIM Kozhikode, Norway, Indonesia and South Africa, and has walked the runway as the showstopper for Ability Foundation in Chennai and NIFT.
She chose to be a SURVIVOR, not a VICTIM. While recovering from the incident, apart from the creeping depression, what was more challenging to deal with was the inferiority complex. And surely, her battle against it was not easy, neither was she born with all the courage. Instead, she took her time and emerged a winner.
She has a Masters in Social Work from the Delhi School of Social Work and an M Phil from the Madras School of Social Work. An example by herself, she has an empowering smile, urging us to rise above our failures and self-concerns.
Family plays a very important role in helping one in the time of adversity. For her, family is the force that pulls one up from the well of depression.
With the help of a scribe, she appeared for the exam and also bagged a state rank. Former Prez late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam appreciated her hard work.
Malvika is what she is today because the fire inside her burned brighter than the one outside!
Today, her smile re-instills faith in other people who feel let down by failures.
You are an inspiration for us at WittyFeed, Malvika!
Stay strong, stay happy!
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