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Woman Shares Her Story Of Surviving A Grenade Blast At Age 13 In Hopes Of Inspiring Others

By Erica Diaz

Dr. Malvika Iyer has an impressive achievements list. She has done work for the UN, is an advocate for gender and disability inclusion, and is a model. She has given TED talks, she is a motivational speaker, she is a member of the Global Shapers Community (which is an initiative of the World Economic Forum), and has a Ph.D. in social work. 

And she's done it all without hands.  

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Dr. Iyer survived an accident with a grenade as a child, and is telling her story now with the hopes that it will help others with disabilities know they are still powerful and valuable. 

We'll let her tell it in her own words: