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Model's birth defects, she says, 'gave me a purpose'
There is much more to model Lyric Mariah Heard than meets the eye: Besides her obviously gorgeous looks, the model also has only one foot, and two disfigured hands.

At a first glance, Lyric Mariah Heard can be categorized as just another pretty face working in the fashion industry. But there is much more to her than meets the eye: Besides her obviously gorgeous looks, the model also has only one foot, and two disfigured hands.

Heard is a fierce advocate for people with disabilities. The 21-year-old was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome,  a random, non-genetic birth defect that’s caused in-utero, and she sees it as a blessing to inspire others to live a fuller life.

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A/N: Here’s what happens when you are doing reading for work purposes and then get distracted and write a fanfiction….

TAYLOR POV

I didn’t know what to feel. They all said it wasn’t my fault, but what if it was. What if I was the reason this had happened? I felt numb.

“Love, do you want a drink?” Adam asked, walking over from the kitchen counter to the sofa was I was sitting stoically staring at the wall where the TV was attached, the screen blank. “Love…”

He sat down next to me and wrapped his arm around me, pulling me towards him carefully. How can he love me?  He gently ran his hand up and down my arm, trying to get me to relax a bit.

Little by little I let the walls that had built up over the last hour tumble down piece by piece. I let myself sink into his body and let out the breaths I hadn’t realised I was holding.

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