Nicholas James “Nick” Vujicic born on December 4,1982 is a Serbian Australian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs.
He was emotionally, physically struggled and gets hurts due to his disorders. At the age of seventeen he just look this world different similar to business professional. He started his own non profit organisatio9n named as “Life without Limbs”.
Vujicic presents motivational speeches worldwide, on life with a disability, hope and finding meaning in life.
Personal life of Vujicic
Although he was an otherwise healthy baby, Nick was born without arms and legs; he had no legs, but two small feet, one of which had two toes. Vujicic became one of the first physically disabled students integrated into a mainstream school once those laws changed.
Depression – Suicide
But soon enough his lack of limbs made him a target for the school bullies, and he fell into a severe depression. Following this depression, at the age of eight, he contemplated suicide and even tried to drown himself in his bathtub at the age of ten.
Fire sparks in heart
However, a key turning point in his faith came around when his mother showed him a newspaper article about a man dealing with a severe disability. Vujicic realized he wasn’t unique in his struggles and began to embrace his lack of limbs.
Nick writes with two toes on his left foot and a special grip that slid onto his big toe. He knows how to use a computer and can type up to 45 words per minute using the “heel and toe” method.
• He has also learned to throw tennis balls
• Play drum pedals
• Get a glass of water
• Comb his hair
• Brush his teeth
• Answer the phone and shave
• In addition to participating in golf
• Even sky-diving
Elected Captain “MacGregor Queensland”
During secondary school, he was elected captain of MacGregor State in Queensland and worked with the student council on fundraising events for local charities and disability campaigns.
Vujicic graduated from Griffith University at the age of 21 with a double major in accountancy and financial planning.
Subsequently he became a motivational speaker, travelling internationally and focusing on teen issues.
Having addressed over three million people in over 24 countries on five continents, he speaks to corporate audiences, congregations, and schools.
Vujicic promotes his work through television shows and through his writing. His first book, Life Without Limbs: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life (Random House, 2010) was published in 2010.
He markets a motivational DVD, Life’s Greater Purpose, a short documentary filmed in 2005 highlighting his home life and regular activities. The second part of the DVD was filmed at his local church in Brisbane – one of his first professional motivational speeches. He markets a DVD for young people titled: No Arms, No Legs, and No Worries: Youth Version
In March 2008, he was interviewed by Bob Cummings for 20/20.
short film “The Butterfly Circus”
He starred in the short film The Butterfly Circus, which won the Doorpost Film Project’s top prize of 2009 and the Best Short Film award at the Method Fest Film Festival, where Vujicic was also awarded Best Actor in a short film. Butterfly Circus also won the best short film award at The Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood in 2010.