Australian Nick Vujicic was born without hands and legs. His doctors never gave him a chance to walk. He was written off as a useless human being. But the doctors forgot he has heart.
Today, Vujicic walks around and has become an inspirational speaker and a Christian preacher.
His latest port of call was Budapest in Hungary, where he spoke to a filled hall. It was the second visit of the Australian born to Serbian parents in 1982.
His message is the same everywhere he goes: do not give up, do not be discouraged.
We hereby share a biographical insight into his life was provided three years ago by BosNewslife
“Born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, from Serbian parents, Nicholas Vujicic came into the world with neither arms nor legs. He said he could only imagine “the shock” his parents felt “when they saw their first-born brand new baby boy for the first time, only to find he was what the world would consider imperfect and abnormal.”
“A limbless son was not what nurse Dushka Vujicic, and her husband Pastor Boris Vujicic had been expecting, he explained. “How would their son live a normal happy life? What could he ever do or become when living with such a massive disability?”
”Yet, they or anyone else didn’t know “this beautiful limbless baby” would one day be someone “who would inspire and motivate people from all walks of life,” Vujicic added.
“The road towards that realisation wasn’t always easy, the preacher and motivational speaker admitted to reporters in Budapest. “I used to think I need arms and legs. And I thought if I would have arms and legs I would be happy. But most of you have arms and legs, and you’re not always happy,” he noted.
“Vujicic explained that at age 15, “through reading the Bible and seeing what Jesus said about the blind man” he asked God: “If you have a purpose for a blind man, you have a plan for me.”
“Despite being bullied at school and other adolescence challenges, Vujicic obtained his double Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning from Griffith University in Logan, Australia, according to his organization’s records.
“At just 19, he began preaching to fulfill his “dream of being able to encourage other people and bring them the gospel of Jesus through motivational speaking and sharing” his testimony “about how God changed” his life and gave him “a future and a hope. “
“Vujicic eventually moved to California, United States, in 2007 to lead his non-profit ‘Life Without Limbs’ organization and has since traveled around the world.
It was also where he married last year to Kanae Miyaharaa with whom he has a baby boy.”
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