Last Updated on June 12, 2020 by Darshan Modi
Imagine being born without any limbs. Not having the ability to hug someone you love, not ever being able to walk, or write or go to the bathroom alone. This is the story of a man who was faced with this incredible challenge and has still been one the greatest inspirations to millions of people across the globe.
Nick Vujicic Superhuman Superpower
Nick Vujicic was born without any limbs and despite his challenges has been around the globe, sharing his story and spreading the Word of God to millions.
Nicholas James Vujicic was born on 4th December 1982 in Melbourne Australia.
Early Life of Nick Vujicic
Nick’s parents were immigrants from Yugoslavia to Australia. Nick was born with a disorder known as tetra-amelia, or Autosomal recessive tetra-amelia, which is a rare disease that results in all four of the persons limbs being unreformed. Although his mother had a couple of sonars during her pregnancy, none of them picked the abnormality up. Only six people have in history have been recorded as being afflicted with this genetic disorder. When he was born, his mother was so distraught she refused to hold or look at her baby, but over time she accepted that his condition was God’s plan and his parents can to accept him. Although he suffered bullying at school, Nick regards his childhood as happy, however he did attempt to end his own life. He graduated at 21 with a Bachelor degree in Commerce from the Griffith University.
About Nick Vujicic
Nick as two small deformed feet , one of which he calls his “chicken drumstick”. The toes on this foot were fused at birth, but over several operations they have been separated giving him the ability to use his toes to control machinery, a wheelchair, a phone and to turn pages of a book. When Nick was seventeen, his mother showed him an article about a man also dealing with a severe disability and this inspired Nick to start sharing his story at the church prayer group. In 2005, Nick started a non-profit organisation and ministry called “Life without Limbs” and in 2007 branched this out into a motivational speaking company called “Attitude is Altitude”. HIs message is that “Nick says, “If God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart!” Nick is also an author, actor, musician, painter, fisherman and swimmer. Nick moved to California in 2006 and then in 2008 to Texas where he met Kanae Miyahara at one of his rallies. She is of Mexican and Japanese descent and they married on 12 February 2012. Nick and Miyahara have four children, two sons, Kiyoshi (born 2013) and Dejan (born 2015) and twin daughters , Olive Mei and Ellie Laurel born in December in 2017.
Genetic Or Learned
Nick’s disorder is Genetic as tetra-amelia is a mutation in the WNT-3 gene. Nicks Ability to change a condition that could ruin his life into a positive message for others can also only be genetic. A faith and will such as his cannot be taught.
Nick Vujicic Youtube Videos
- The Life and Times of Nick Vujicic – Ashwini Bhavnagar
Books Published by Nick Vujicic
- Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action – 2012
- Limitless: Inspirations for a ridiculously good life – 2013
- Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life- 2010
- Your Life Without Limits: Living Above Your Circumstances – 2012
- Love Without Limits: A Remarkable Story of True Love Conquering All – 2014
- Attitude Is Everything: The Story of an Extraordinary Life – 2014
- Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff That Keeps You Down) – 2014
- 31 Days to a Hope Inspired Life – 2013
- The Power of Unstoppable Faith: Your Keys to a Fulfilled Life – 2014
- Life Without Limits: How to Live a Ridiculously Good Life – 2011