1. Who is Nick?
Nick Vujicic is a 28-year-old Australian preacher, motivational speaker and writer. He was born
with tetra-amelia, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. He is widely
known as a motivational speaker, giving talks around the world about life with a disability,
hope, and finding meaning in life. He has also written a book about his experience, which is
named Life Without Limits.
2. His Childhood
He was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1982 with tetra-amelia and is the eldest child of a
Serbian family. At first his parents were worried about how his son would live, but Nick was
otherwise healthy. But because of Australian laws he couldn’t study in an ordinary school
despite the fact that he didn’t had a mental disability, but his parents fought for his rights and
he became in one of the first disabled pupils who was integrated in an ordinary school. But at
school he suffered a lot because he was bullied, to such an extent that he tried to commit
suicide at the age of 8.
3. Change of mind
After his attempt of suicide he learnt his accomplishments were inspirational to many people
and began to thank God he was alive. And some years later he read an article in a newspaper
about a disabled man who had managed to achieve great things and help others. These facts
made Nick changed his mind and started trying to live a normal life without limits and talking
about their experiences to serve as inspiration to many people. At the age of seventeen he
started to give talks at his prayer group and founded his non-profit organization, Life without
Limbs. Since then Nick Vujicic has travelled around the world talking about his life and how he
learnt to have a normal life: writing using the two toes on his left foot with a special grip that
slid onto his big toe, using a computer, getting himself a glass of water, combing his hair,
brushing his teeth or answering the phone. After this he obtained a bachelor’s degree in
Accounting and Financial Planning and he has continued giving talks around the world. At the
age of 28 Nick is the president of a non-profit organization; Life Without Limbs; and he has his
own motivational speaking company; Attitude is Altitude.
4. Why I admire him
I admire him because he is a model of overcoming. Although he hasn’t got limbs, he has learnt
to have a normal life; he practices surf, golf and other sports.
I would like to finish this presentation saying that Nick’s story is not about a man without
limbs, it’s about a man without limits.