FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH
Even when she had LOST 80 PER CENT of her BLOOD and her LEG was HANGING on by a THREAD of skin following a GRENADE EXPLOSION, she battled to live. She’s a STRONG and BRAVE LADY
starred in her own documentary, has modelled, makes her own clothes, and inspires and motivates others. She even says in her real-life story on page 20 that she is glad that she lost both her hands because it has encouraged her to help others. She’s an incredibly strong and brave lady. Let me know what you think of her story and the rest of the issue. Until next week, he lost both her hands in a freak accident when she was just 13 and yet Malvika Iyer didn’t let that stand in the way of her dreams. The schoolgirl was a fighter. Even when she had lost 80 per cent of her blood and her leg was hanging on by a thread of skin following a grenade explosion, she battled to live.
Doctors managed to save her mangled legs and she was determined to walk. Malvika then faced the uphill struggle to learn to write, feed herself, and even apply her make-up with artificial arms and hands.
Others might have wallowed in self-pity or plunged into depression, but she refused to cry – not even once – or feel sorry for herself. In fact, she realised she could inspire others and after graduating with top marks Malvika began giving motivational speeches to schoolchildren, culminating in a TED Talk – watched by hundreds of thousands around the globe. Today she has