Truly inspirational. Next Time You Think Life is Hard...Think Again!.... No Arms,No Legs,No Worries
Name : Nicholas James Vujicic DOB : 4 Dec,1982,Brisbane,Australia Age : 30
Brief Background <ul><li>The eldest child of a Christian family Vujicic (pronounced 'Vooy-cheech') was born in Brisbane, Australia with Tetra-amelia(also called Phocamelia ) Disease. </li></ul><ul><li>He was limbless , missing both arms at shoulder level, as well as legless . His feet were toeless except for two toes on one foot. </li></ul><ul><li>Originally prohibited by Victoria state law from attending a mainstream school because of his physical disability, even though he was not mentally impaired, Vujicic became one of the first disabled students integrated into a mainstream school, once the laws changed. </li></ul>
He was born without limbs and doctors have no medical explanation for this birth 'defect'. He was faced with many challenges and obstacles. Their firstborn son had been born without limbs! There were no warnings or time to prepare themselves for it... The doctors were shocked and had no answers at all! There is still no medical reason why this had happened and Nick now has a Brother and Sister who were born just like any other baby.
His Childhood <ul><li>Throughout his childhood, Nick dealt not only with the typical challenges of school and adolescence such as bullying and self-esteem issues; but also struggled with depression and loneliness. </li></ul><ul><li>According to Nick, the victory over his struggles throughout his journey, as well as the strength and passion he has for life can be credited to his faith in God. His family, friends and the many people he has encountered along the way have also encouraged him. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Bullied at school, Vujicic grew depressed and by the age of 8, contemplated suicide . At age 10, he tried to drown himself in 4 inches of water, but did not go through with it out of love for his parents </li></ul>
After Childhood <ul><li>After school, Nick went on with further study and obtained a double Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning from Griffith University in Logan, Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>He Says,There’s a purpose for why you’re in the fire. </li></ul><ul><li>Nick wholeheartedly believes that there is a purpose in each of the struggles we each encounter in our lives, and that our attitude towards those struggles, along with our faith and trust in the Lord can be the keys to overcoming the challenges we face. </li></ul>
Questions in front of his parents How will he ever feed himself? How will he go to school? Who would take care of him if something happened to us? How will he ever live independently?
Motivational Speaker <ul><li>Nick was given the wisdom to understand that if we pray for something, if it's God's will, it'll happen in His time. If it's not God's will for it to happen, then He has something better. </li></ul><ul><li>Nick Vujicic had developed talks to relate to and encourage students through topics that challenge today's teenagers. He is also a speaker in the corporate sector. </li></ul>
So What He has Nothing? <ul><li>He can do everything from brushing his teeth, combing his hair, dressing up, taking care of my personal hygiene and even shaving. He get around the house by jumping around. </li></ul>
Interesting Photos Bethany Hamilton teaches Nick how to surf in Hawaii in 2008. Bethany got her arm bitten off by a shark when she was a teenager - and was back on a surfboard within three weeks.
Water sports aren't Nick's only thing - he also plays golf with a club tucked under his chin, and is a huge fan of the English Premier League
Nick at school as a ten-year-old child. His parents decided not to send him to a special school - a decision he said was very hard for him, but which may have been the best decision they could have made for him
Nick pictured during his travels in India. He has visited 24 different countries, touring the world as a motivational speaker
Quotes By Nick <ul><li>"If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. If YOU fail, are you going to try again? The human spirit can handle much worse than we realize. It matters HOW you are going to FINISH. Are you going to finish strong?" </li></ul><ul><li>"In life you have a choice: Bitter or Better? Choose better, forget bitter." </li></ul><ul><li>"The challenges in our lives are there to STRENGTHEN our CONVICTIONS(beliefs,faith). They are NOT there to run us over." </li></ul>
Life without meaning has no hope. Life without hope has no faith
Life Without Limits <ul><li>The book written by him </li></ul>Life Without Limits <ul><li>A powerful sense of purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Hope so strong that it cannot be diminished </li></ul><ul><li>Faith in God and the infi nite possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Love and self-acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude with altitude </li></ul><ul><li>A courageous spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to change </li></ul><ul><li>A trusting heart </li></ul><ul><li>Hunger for opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to assess risks and to laugh at life </li></ul><ul><li>A mission to serve others first </li></ul>
I know that there is no such thing as luck, chance or coincidence that these 'bad' things happen in our life. I had complete peace knowing that God won't let anything happen to us in our life unless God has a good purpose for it all I am now twenty-three years old and have completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Financial Planningand Accounting. I am also a motivational speaker and love to go out and share my story and testimony wherever opportunities become available. I have developed talks to relate to and encourage students through topics that challenge today's teenagers. I am also a speaker in the corporate sector.
I have a passion for reaching out to youth and keep myself available for whatever God wants me to do, and wherever He leads, I follow. Writing several best-selling books has been one of my dreams and I hope to finish writing my first by the end of the year.
I believe that if you have the desire and passion to do something, and if it's God's will, you will achieve it in good time. As humans, we continually put limits on ourselves for no reason at all! What's worse is putting limits on God who can do all things. We put God in a 'box'. The awesome thing about the Power of God, is that if we want to do something for God, instead of focusing on our capability, concentrate on our availability for we know that it is God through us and we can't do anything without God . Once we make ourselves available for God's work, guess whose capabilities we rely on? God's!