Tetra-Amelia syndrome, a rare disorder in which there is absence of arms and legs. Only seven individuals are known who are surviving till now with this syndrome. One of them is Nicholas James Vujicic who was born on 4th December 1982 in Melbourne, Australia. His parents even refused to see him when he was born but eventually they accepted him and understood it as “God’s plan for their son”.
Nick was born with the toes of the foot fused and an operation was performed to separate the toes so that he could use them as fingers. He even attempted a suicide. HIs life is full of struggle and hardship. But, at the age of seventeen his mother showed him a newspaper article about a man dealing with a severe disability. This incident motivated him and he started to give talks at his prayer group.
Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.
At the age of 21, he graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a double major in accountancy and financial planning.
He has founded an international non-profit organization and ministry named “Life Without Limbs” in 2005. And again in 2007, he founded “Attitude is Attitude” , a secular motivational speaking company.
He has also given many motivational talks world-wide till now to the people of all age.
In 2008, he met Kanae Miyahara in McKinney, Texas with whom he got married on 12 February 2012. She had come to hear him give a motivational speech. The couple now have four children and lives in southern California.
he has also given a talk in one of the world’s popular talk show, Tedx. You can have a look at his talk at TedxNoviSad:
Vujicic is also a writer. His first book, Life Without Limbs: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life, was published in and has been translated into more than 30 languages. He even markets a DVD titled No Arms, No Legs, NO Worries for young people.
You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
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Hope this inspired you and help you a bit in your life to move forward in every situation.