The truly great guy is Nick Vujicic who just wrote his second book called Unstoppable and is already on The New York Times Bestseller’s list. On the cover of the book he writes, “The Incredible Power of Faith in Action.” After reading the book you almost feel guilty for having what you have in life but then after seeing how he conducts his life with having so little, well, you realize that it must be faith in himself in action that is the force that drives him to get things done; somehow.
Imagine giving birth to your child and instead of the doctor proudly giving the mother her child immediately after birth shielding her from looking at the baby. It happened to Nick. He was born without arms or legs. He is a fully grown man now if you can even say that and has a full and vibrant life. The man plays miniature golf by holding the club under his chin and shaking to move the club.. The man swims and dives into a pool and waves the odd looking foot kind of thing attached under his torso.
Whether it is skydiving or surfing his torso on a board or even kicking back a soccer ball back with his finger thing he seems to do even the most athletic things with a smile. Despite his good hearted nature you know that life has not been an easy ride for Nick. Born in 1982 in Australia his Mom was shocked that he was born this way with no warning from her doctors being a trained mid-wife herself. After 2 ultrasounds and eating well even without tea or coffee her doctor did not detect a problem.
His own father had no expectations of him and assumed he would live in a vegetative state with no future. The condition is very rare. He learned to adapt by riding a skateboard on his belly and playing ball with his head. When he was six years old he was given a state of the art prosthetic set of arms and legs but by then he was so used to doing things without the plastic contraption that he opted never to use the thing. What did feel right was his specially designed powered wheel chair that lets him go everywhere. Despite everything he could engineer for himself to keep up with the others, the curious looks and just plain laughter at people getting a look at this torso with a talking head , well, there is no escape from that.
It is a place where people can overcome their troubles. What he loves most of all is receiving hugs from others after all, there isn’t any hand to shake. He wants people to say he looks different but he is still cool so it is ok for me to just be me too. He is a very cool man to his 25 year old wife who already gave birth to their completely normal fully limbed out baby. He is a very gifted and happy man. You could be happy too.