Malvika Iyer: a bomb blast survivor who lived to tell her story
In the tweets, which were excerpts from her speech she delivered at the United Nations, Malvika Iyer talks about the mistake surgeons made while stitching back her hand after the grenade explosion and how it become a blessing for her.
Malvika Iyer’s life story is incredible and nothing short of an inspiration. She is a bomb blast survivor who lost both her hands at the tender age of 13 in a grenade explosion. But the setback did not dither her from taking up challenges and she became an activist, a PhD scholar and a motivational speaker.
Just this week, she posted a series of tweets on her birthday on February 18, reflecting on her life with her positive side. In the tweets, which were excerpts from her speech she delivered at the United Nations, she talks about the mistake surgeons made while stitching back her hand after the grenade explosion and how it became a blessing for her.
Happy birthday to me â¤ï¸— Dr. Malvika Iyer (@MalvikaIyer) February 18, 2020
Today I want to share with you an excerpt from a speech I delivered at the United Nations. When the bomb blew up my hands, the doctors were under a lot of pressure to save my life so they made some surgical errors while stitching back my right hand. pic.twitter.com/Bia56IN12u
Iyer also talks about she was able to write her PhD thesis and develop her website because of the bone protruding from her stump that became her finger and helped her type. She also said that ever since she started healing from her injuries, she has been celebrating every big and small achievement in her life and how every experiences she has had has been special for her.
The stump has a bone protruding out which is not covered by any flesh. If I hit my hand against something, I'll die of pain. But that very mistake has proven so incredible that the bone acts like my only finger. That's how I type!— Dr. Malvika Iyer (@MalvikaIyer) February 18, 2020
I truly believe that every cloud has a silver lining and my life has been one such example. I celebrated writing my PhD thesis and now I'm thrilled to share my website that I made with my very own extraordinary finger. https://t.co/o8gg1qHirp pic.twitter.com/d0zYj4wdrC— Dr. Malvika Iyer (@MalvikaIyer) February 18, 2020
I’ve been in situations where it was almost life or death. When I look back I always feel proud that I took the right path in life. Every experience in my life is special to me and I take joy out of smallest of things. â¤ï¸— Dr. Malvika Iyer (@MalvikaIyer) February 18, 2020
In the end she thanked her followers for supporting her and showering her their love for her.
I want to thank you all for being my cheerleaders and showering me with love everyday. ð— Dr. Malvika Iyer (@MalvikaIyer) February 18, 2020
Among the users who commented on her post, actor Rajeev Khandelwal conveyed his birthday wishes and said that she inspires, to which she thanked him in reply. Other users commented on her post, appreciating her courage and calling her an inspiration.
Thank you Rajeev ð— Dr. Malvika Iyer (@MalvikaIyer) February 19, 2020
Straight out of Yashraj Films! Happy birthday to the real heroine , who took life’s challenges bang on with a smile. You are among few ppl on twitter who can motivate constantly! Happy Birthday once again!— priyanka singh (@priyanka_adv9) February 18, 2020
You are an inspiration...more power and love to you Ma'am..— Sejal Bhagat (@sejalbhagat54) February 18, 2020
Many many happy returns of the day Ma'am...ððððð pic.twitter.com/0vcWmwJaxp
Miracles come in such attractive packages. This snow shot is so like Mani Rathnam’s Roja.— ð®ð³ Anindita ï·½ (@hatefreeworldX) February 18, 2020
Heroes like you strengthen others after reinventing yourselves.
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Very inspiring. Wishing you all the success in life, Malvika!— Viraj Sheth (@viraj_sheth) February 18, 2020
Malvika Iyer, a recipient of the Nari Shakti Puraskar is also a champion for gender equality and a model for accessible fashion.
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