Nicholas James Vujicic born on December 4, 1982, is an Australian evangelist and famous motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs.
He was born with no arms and no legs, Nick Vujicic has overcome life’s challenges through strength & hope found in God Almighty.
Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs. On the morning of his birth, his father was so stunned, he almost fainted. Nicks mother refused to look at him or hold him for 4 long months. Doctors said Nick would be a vegetable.
Rather, he learned to write, operate an electric wheelchair and use a computer with his toes. Rather than sending Nick to a specialized school for children with disabilities, his parents sent him to a public school.
His schoolfellows bullied him and teased him constantly because of the way he looked. Growing up, Nick struggled with depression and felt completely hopeless.
When Nick was 10 years old he tried to drown himself in his family’s bathtub. After several attempts, he realized that he didn’t want his loved ones to suffer. Nick eventually came to terms with his disability and worked on adopting a positive attitude.
As he has said “The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our convictions. They are not there to run us over.”
At the age of 17, he had an inspiring encounter with his high school janitor that changed his life forever. The janitor told Nick that “You’re going to be a speaker”. The janitor saw something in Nick that he didn’t see himself and encouraged him to share his story.
Nick gave his first speech in front of an audience of six students. After realizing that he wasn’t alone in his struggles, Nick wanted to help others find hope and meaning in life.
Nick decided to go into Public Speaking to inspire others. Nick founded his non-profit organization ‘Life Without Limbs’. It gave him a platform to share his testimony and campaign against bullying.
Since then, Nick has traveled to over sixty countries and inspired millions of people around the world. Nick has given over 3000 speeches, speaking to people from all walks of life.
Today, Nick is one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in the world. Nick has learned not to let his limitations stop him from enjoying a happy life.
Nick has been skydiving, surfs, swims and paint in his spare time.
In 2008, Nick met a woman that came to hear him give a Motivational Speech. They fell madly in love and got married four years later. Today Nick Vujicic is the father of 4 children.
Nick Vujicic’s first book is a bestselling book and has been translated too over 30 languages.
Nick Vujicic’s success story teaches us that anything is possible with a positive attitude. Never lose hope and believe in yourself. Keep moving forward without looking back.
“Having faith, belief, and conviction is a great thing, but your life is measured by the actions you take based upon them.”