Nick Vujicic, famous for his inspirational speeches, was born without limbs in his body. However, instead of letting his disability deter his everyday life, he took it as a challenge, using it to change millions of lives with the same faith that kept him going.
Nicholas James Vujicic pronounced VOO-yee-cheech. Without any medical explanation or warning, Nick was born December 4, 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs. He is a Serbian-Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker.
He is one of the seven known surviving individuals planet-wide who live with the syndrome. He has shared his message of hope to over 6 million people in 57 countries. He shares how his faith, which is rooted in the Lord Jesus Christ, changed his life forever! He is the Founder, President and CEO of Life Without Limbs, a non-profit organization whose mission is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ through Nick’s own life.
Attitude Is Altitude is a company founded in 2007 by Nick Vujicic to spark passion, kindle hope and ignite positive change all around the world. AIA is dedicated to empowering people transform their lives in a real and lasting way through live events, keynote speeches, motivational products and resources.
Throughout his childhood, Nick not only dealt with the typical challenges of school and adolescence, but he also struggled with depression and loneliness. Nick constantly wondered why he was different than all the other kids. He questioned the purpose of life, or if he even had a purpose. He couldn’t get the haunting question of “Why was I the one born without arms and legs?” out of his head.
As Nick grew up, he learned to deal with his disability and gradually accomplished more on his own. A janitor at his high school inspired him to start speaking publicly about overcoming adversity, so Nick starting speaking to small groups of students when he was 17. By the age of 19, Nick started to fulfill his dream of encouraging other people by giving speeches revolving around his life story. He found the purpose to his existence, and also the purpose in his circumstance.
He married the love of his life, Kanae, in 2012, welcoming their first son, Kiyoshi, in February 2013 and their second son Dejan, in September 2015.
Since his first motivational speaking engagement back when he was a teenager, Nick has traveled to over 57 countries, sharing his story with over 400 million of people. Nick is the author of Life Without Limits, Unstoppable (a New York Times best-seller), Limitless, Stand Strong and Love Without Limits. His books have been translated into over 30 different languages and have sold more than a million copies internationally.
I will try one hundred times to get up, and if I fail one hundred times. If I fail and I give up, will I ever get up? No! If I fail I’ll try again, and again and again. But I want to tell you it’s not the end. -Nick Vujicic