Nicholas James Vujicic born 4 December 1982) is a Christian evangelist and motivational speaker from Australia. He was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disease marked by the loss of limbs and legs.
Vujicic was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1982 to Serbian immigrants from Yugoslavia, Duanka and Borislav Vujii.
He was born with incomplete limbs. His mother, according to his memoirs, refused to see or hug him when the nurse held him in front of her, and she and her husband left the hospital.
Originally, one of his feet’s toes were fused. He underwent surgery to split his toes so that he could use them as fingers to grab. He calls it his chicken drumstick.
He went to Runcorn State High School in Queensland and has made a handful of presentations there afterwards.
Vujicic’s mother showed him a newspaper item about a woman praying with a severe impairment when he was seventeen years old; he then began to make talks at his prayer group. Vujicic earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Griffith University at the age of 21 with a double major in accounting and financial planning.
Vujicic established Life Without Limbs, an international non-profit organization and ministry, in 2005. He founded Attitude is Altitude, a secular motivational speaking company, in 2007. [Citation required]
Vujicic appeared in The Butterfly Circus, a short film. He was also named Best Actor in a Short Film at the 2010 Method Fest Independent Film Festival for his main role.
He relocated to California on March 9, 2002. He met Kanae Miyahara in McKinney, Texas, near Dallas, in 2008. They tied the knot on February 12, 2012. The couple lives in Southern California with their two sons and two daughters.