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Friday, July 6, 2007

Life Without Limbs

First born child in his Christian family, Nick Vujicic was born limbless in
Melbourne, Australia on 4 Dec 1982. His parents were devastated; however, it
seemed that Nick would survive, but his life was going to be filled with
difficulties and hardships.

One of these such hardships was not being able to attend a main-stream
school because of his physical disability, as the law of Australia required,
even though he was not mentally impaired.

However, the laws were changed, and Nick was one of the first disabled
students to be migrated to a mainstream school. Being bullied at his school,
Nick grew extremely depressed, and at the age of ten, started contemplating
suicide.

After begging God to grow arms and legs, Nick eventually began to realize
that his accomplishments were inspirational to many, and began to thank God
he was alive.

He said, "I 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 I know that He has something better...
Something's never change... But something's do..."

When he was seventeen, he starting to give talks at his prayer group, and
eventually starting his non-profit organisation, Life Without Limbs.

Nick completed university at the age of 21, and began travels as a
motivational speaker, focusing on the topics that today's teenagers face. He
also speaks in the corporate sector, however his aim is to become an
international inspirational speaker, in both Christian and non-Christian
venues.

By the age of 25 he wishes to become financially independant, however he
wishes to promote his words through shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, as
well as writing books. His first book, planned for completion by the end of
2006, is to be called 'No Arms, No Legs, No Worries!'

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