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.

Model’s birth defects, she says, ‘gave me a purpose’

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