“Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life.”
Sometimes we go through life and we don’t appreciate the things that we have and the things that are around us. For us it is difficult to image getting through busy day without hands or legs, or to picture the life without ability to walk, care for your basic needs, or even embrace those you love.
This man simply smashes all stereotypes and shows what human spirit is really capable of. Without any medical explanation or warning, Nick Vujicic was born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without arms and legs. This physical disability caused by an extremely rare congenital disorder known as tetra-amelia syndrome. He has a small foot on his left hip which helps him balance. However this extraordinary person refused to allow his physical condition to limit his lifestyle. Nick can type, pick things up between his toes and even kick a ball. He’s an author, musician, actor, and his hobbies include fishing, painting and swimming.
Confidence didn’t come to Vujicic in natural way. The early days were difficult. Throughout his childhood, Nick not only dealt with the typical challenges of school and adolescence, but he also struggled with depression and loneliness. In time Nick started adopting positive attitude towards life and was convinced by his high school janitor to go into public speaking. Since his first speaking engagement at age 19, Nick has traveled around the world, sharing his story with millions. He has visited more than 50 countries and given thousands of talks.
The 33-year-old president of motivational speech marketer Attitude is Altitude and author of memoir Life Without Limits now lives in California with his wife, Kanae, and their 2 children.