Nick Vujicic though born disabled has proven to the world that there is ability in every disability. Little wonder he was an equivocal statement that in his disability he is enabled and has found unique ways of dealing with his rare condition. From Australia to America and to other countries of the world, Nick Vujicic, a Christian evangelist, and motivational speaker has been delivering thought-provoking lectures that have charged people to concentrate on things their disabilities does not prevent them from doing well rather than regretting the things it interferes with.
Biography of Nick Vujicic
Nick Vujicic was born with a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs, medically known as phocomelia, on December 4, 1982, at Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia. His full birth name is Nicholas James Vujicic. His form with the tetra-Amelia syndrome (without fully formed limbs), shocked his biological parents that even his mother, at first sight, refused to hold him after birth. However, his parents later came to terms with reality and accepted him as a manifestation of God’s plan.
In an attempt to separate the toes of his foot fused together to enable him to make use of them as fingers to turn a page, grab something or do other things he would have ordinarily done with his hands, he underwent surgeries which made his childhood a tortuous one. At one point in his life, he attempted suicide, but for what the future had in stock for him, he could not go through with the odious act.
Although he was severally bullied whilst growing up, at 17 Nick Vujicic took it upon himself to rise above the average teen and change his situations for good. He began to comfortably use his toes to answer phone calls, type on a computer, comb his hair, shave, play the drums, brush his teeth and even get a glass of water. He would give talks on social groups starting from his prayer group. He finished high school and enrolled at Griffith University where he graduated from at the age of 21 with a degree in Commerce and a double major in accountancy and financial planning.
In the year 2005, Nick Vujicic founded an international non-profit organization and ministry known as Life Without Limbs which has given hope to the downtrodden. In 2017, he founded a secular motivational-speaking company known as Attitude is Altitude which tutors and grooms motivational speakers. The relentless man has had the singular honor of traveling to several countries of the world like Switzerland standing on podium/platforms such as TED, and the World Economic Forum to deliver lectures and speeches.
Besides the aforementioned, he has whetted his skill as an actor in a short film titled The Butterfly Circus where his role as Will earned him the award for Best Actor in a Short Film at the 2010 Method Fest Independent Film Festival. Moreso, in August of 2011, his company – Attitude is Altitude released a musical single and video titled Something More.
Aside from being a motivational speaker, Nick Vujicic is also a best-selling author with quite a number of books to his credit which includes Life Without Limits; Inspiration For a Ridiculously Good Life (2007) Life Without Limits; How To Live a Ridiculously Good Life (2010), Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action (2012), Love Without Limits: A Remarkable Story of True Love Conquering All (2014), Stand Strong (2014), Be the Hands and Feet: Living Out God’s Love for All His Children (2018).
Nick Vujicic’s Family – Wife, and Children
Nick Vujicic is the son of Serbian immigrants of Yugoslavia Borislav Vujičić and Dušanka Vujicic. Although they were shocked at the condition of their son Nick, they poured much love on him and did their best to give him the very best in life. He has a brother Aaron and a sister called Michelle.
His mother in a bid to encourage him, gave Nick a newspaper that featured a man with several disabilities who was still living well despite his physical challenges. That moment marked the turning point for Nick Vujicic’s life as he sought ways to make life worthwhile.
Interestingly, Nick is a family man. He is bound in holy matrimony to his heartthrob – Kanae Miyahara, a Mexican-born model. Nick met her in 2008 in McKinney, Texas near Dallas and they remained together as friends before they made it official and exchanged marital vows on the 12th of February 2012.
The union has been blessed with two sons Kiyoshi James, Dejan Levi, and twin daughters Olivia Mei and Ellie Laurel. The family resides in Southern California in the US.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
There is no doubt that Nick Vujicic has touched lives positively, but most importantly, he has been able to make lemonade out of the lemon that life threw at him. His wealth is currently estimated at $500 thousand. His streams of income have been tied to his activities as a motivational speaker, writer, and filmmaker.
Nick Vujicic might be a short man owing to his physical disability, standing at a height of 3 ft 2 inches (0.99m) but he more than made up for his lack of bodily size with the height of his accomplishment and achievements.