Nick Vujicic - An Extraordinary Human Being

By Meera Dolasia on July 31, 2009

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When Nick Vujicic arrived in this world, he was relatively healthy - except for the fact that his limbs were missing! Born with a rare disorder called Tetra-Amelia, he had no arms and no legs - just one foot with two toes that protruded directly from his left thigh.

His parents, both devout Christians were devastated , but determine to give this otherwise normal child a chance at a normal life. When he was just 18 months old, his father encourage him to swim. He also taught him how to type on the computer keyboard using his toe. A special plastic device that slid between his toes helped him to hold on to a pencil and 'write' at school.

However, Nick's life outside his home was not that easy. Teased and bullied by his peers, he often came home really despondent about his life. Then one day, when he was 13, his mother showed him an article about a severely disabled man who was trying to live a normal life, against all odds.

Realizing there were other people that were in worse shape then him, Nick stopped feeling sorry for himself and began to face all challenges head on. He not only graduated from college with a double major in Accounting and Financial Planning, but also established a non-profit organization called Life Without Limbs, for people with disabilities.

And that is not all - Along the way he also picked up some sports skills. He can swim, play golf and even do a 360-degree spin on a surfboard thanks to surfing master Bethany Hamilton.

The 26-year old who now resides in Los Angeles, spends his time traveling and giving motivational speeches to disabled people all over the world. He believes that if he can make a difference in just one person's life, his will have accomplished his mission. So the next time you are feeling a little sorry for yourself think about Nick and the obstacles he has overcome!


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  • peanutWednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:21 pm
    he is right about all that stuff in the video he is so cool I went though so much to find this video I once typed in cool people he is so inspiring to me I watched it so many times he is cool to think when he fell in the water he would drown I wonder how he swims he wow he keeps on trying he is also good at golf he is a great person
    • !!!!!!!!!!!!!Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:56 am
      no not sad, AMAZING!
      • Anonymous Monday, September 12, 2016 at 9:38 am
        So sad :(
        • seth spinda,Friday, September 9, 2016 at 7:28 am
          he's dat boi
          • Zuri Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 9:26 pm
            That is so sad but he is really good at doing some sports and he is really really great person!!!!!!!!
            • zebra25
              zebra25Monday, April 11, 2016 at 9:34 am
              So inspirational!! Now I know to keep trying and trying when ever life gets tough.
              • ReethuFriday, November 6, 2015 at 5:58 pm
                a great person
                • ReethuFriday, November 6, 2015 at 5:53 pm
                  You made it so easy
                  • Hawkeye44Friday, October 9, 2015 at 9:46 am
                    He truly is an amazing human being. Very inspirational.
                    • twin
                      twinFriday, October 9, 2015 at 8:51 am
                      asome nick it made me cry but he is inspiering

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