Personality of the Week: Nick Vujicic

Vujicic was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1982, to Dušanka and Borislav. He was born without some fully formed limbs, a rare congenital disorder involving malformation of the limbs called Phocomelia.

According to his autobiography, his mother refused to hold him while the nurse held him in front of her, but she and her husband eventually accepted their son’s condition and understood it as God’s plan for their son.

Despite this disorder, Vujicic overcame all challenges and instead of giving up has become a source of hope for a lot of people in the world, including those who do not have any challenges like that of Vujicic. In 2005, Vujicic established an international non-profit organisation and ministry. Vujicic also established  Attitude is Altitude, a secular motivational speaking company in 2007. 

 

Childhood:

Surprisingly, Vujicic describes his childhood as an “amazingly normal childhood”. Vujicic thrived in his teenage and young adult years despite being bullied. After his mother showed him a newspaper article about a man dealing with a severe disability when he was seventeen, he started to give talks at his prayer group.

Education:

He graduated from Griffith University at the age of 21 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a double major in Accountancy and Financial planning.

Marital status:

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On 12 February 2012, Vujicic married Kanae Miyahara. The couple have two sons

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In 2010,he was awarded Best Actor in a Short Film at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival, or his starring performance as Will.

Source: Wikipedia

 

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