Nick Vujicic limbless man married Kanae Miyahara PHOTOS
Pictured: Limbless motivational speaker enjoys honeymoon on the beach a week after marrying the love of his life
These incredible pictures show motivational speaker Nick Vujicic and his new wife on the beach in Hawaii, frolicking like any other couple on their honeymoon.Vujicic was born with no limbs, a crippling disability that meant he had little hope of ever living a normal life.
Tetra-amelia syndrome is a rare disorder characterised by the absence of both arms and legs.Vujicic was born to Serbian immigrants in Melbourne, Australia, but the couple now live in California.Now a best-selling author, Vujicic suffered from depression as a child, but as he got older he eventually began to embrace his disability.
The teen mastered life’s daily tasks and went on to show that he can do everything that able bodied people can do-including writing, typing, play drums, brush his teeth.Aged 17 he began giving talks at a church group and went on to found a non-profit to use his experience to help others.
In 2005 Vujicic was nominated for the 'Young Australian of the Year' Award.But the preacher and author of 'Life Without Limbs' has now found true happiness - he last week got married.
Imagine being born without arms. No arms to wrap around someone, no hands to experience touch, or to hold another hand with. Or what about being born without legs? Having no ability to dance, walk, run, or even stand on two feet. Now put both of those scenarios together: no arms and no legs. What would you do? How would that effect your everyday life?
Meet Nick Vujicic... Born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without any medical explanation or warning, Nicholas Vujicic (pronounced Voy-a-chich) came into the world with neither arms nor legs. Having had an uneventful pregnancy and no family history to expect this condition, imagine the shock his parents felt when they saw their first born, brand new baby boy, only to find he was what the world would consider imperfect and abnormal. A limbless son was not what nurse Dushka Vujicic, and her husband Pastor Borris Vujicic had been expecting. How would their son live a normal happy life? What could he ever do or become when living with what the world would see as such a massive disability? Little did they know that this beautiful limbless baby would one day be someone who would inspire and motivate people from all walks of life, touching lives all over the world.
Throughout his childhood Nick Vujicic dealt not only with the typical challenges of school and adolescence such as bullying and self-esteem issues; he also struggled with depression and loneliness as he questioned why he was different to all the other kids surrounding him; why he was the one born without arms and legs. He wondered what was the purpose behind his life, or if he even had a purpose. After a lot of frustration and feeling like the odd one out in school, at seven years of age Nick Vujicic tried out some specially designed electronic arms and hands, in hopes that he would be more like the other kids. During the short trial period of the electronic arms, Nick Vujicic realized that even with them, he was still unlike his peers at school, and they turned out to be much too heavy for Nick Vujicic to operate, effecting his general mobility quite significantly.
As Nick Vujicic grew up he learned to deal with his disability and started to be able to do more and more things on his own. He adapted to his situation and found ways to accomplish tasks that most people could only do by using their limbs, such as cleaning teeth, brushing hair, typing on a computer, swimming, playing sports, and much more. As time went by Nick Vujicic began to embrace his situation and achieve greater things. In grade seven Nick Vujicic was elected captain of his school and worked with the student council on various fund-raising events for local charities and disability campaigns.
According to Nick Vujicic, the victory over his struggles throughout his journey, as well as his passion for life can be credited to his faith, his family, his friends and the many people he's encountered during his life who have encouraged him along the way.
After school Nick Vujicic went on with further study and obtained a double bachelor degree majoring in accounting and financial planning. By the age of 19, Nick Vujicic had started to fulfill his dream of encouraging others by sharing his story through motivational speaking. He found the purpose of his existence, and also the purpose in his circumstance.Nick Vujicic wholeheartedly believes that there is a purpose in each of the struggles we encounter in our lives and that our attitude towards those struggles that can be the single most effective factor in overcoming them.
In 2005, Nick Vujicic was nominated for the "Young Australian of the Year" Award, which is a large honor in Australia. The award honors a young person for their excellence and service to their local community and the nation, as well as their own personal accomplishments. Nominations for this award are only given to truly inspirational people.
Now at 27 years old, this limbless young man has accomplished more than most people even twice his age. Nick Vujicic recently made the massive move from Brisbane, Australia to California, USA, where he is the president of an international non-profit organization, and also has his own motivational speaking company; Attitude Is Altitude. Since his first motivational speaking engagement back when he was 19, Nick Vujicic has traveled around the world, sharing his story with millions of people, speaking to a range of different groups such as students, teachers, youth, business men and women, entrepreneurs, and church congregations of all sizes. He has also told his story and been interviewed on various televised programs worldwide. However, Nick Vujicic's speaking engagements have gone beyond purely motivational speaking, he has had the opportunity to speak with several leaders, including the vice president of Kenya. This year alone Nick is set to speak in over 20 countries.
People ask Nick Vujicic, "How can you smile?" Then they realize there's got to be something more to life than meets the eye if a guy without arms and legs is living a fuller life.
Nick Vujicic shares with his audiences the importance of vision and dreaming big. Using his own experiences in worldwide outreach as examples, he challenges others to examine their perspective and look beyond their circumstances. He shares his view of ceasing to see obstacles as problems, but instead begin to see them as opportunities to grow and reach out to others. He stresses the importance of how attitude can be the most powerful tool we have at our disposal and illustrates how the choices we make can have a profound effect on our lives and the lives of those around us. Nick Vujicic shows through his own life that the major keys in fulfilling our biggest dreams are persistence and choosing to embrace failure as a learning experience, rather than allowing the guilt and fear of failure to paralyze us.
How does Nick Vujicic feel about his disability now? He accepts it, embraces it and oftentimes pokes fun at his own circumstance as he shows off his many tricks. He meets challenges with his special blend of humor, perseverance and faith always encouraging those around him to examine their perspective as they develop and define their vision. Using those new definitions he challenges each person he meets to make changes in their lives so that they can begin the path to fulfilling their biggest dreams. Through his amazing ability to connect with people from all walks of life and his incredible sense of humor he captivates children, teens and adults alike, Nick Vujicic is a true inspirational and motivational speaker.
Attitude Is Everything And Self Perception Determines Direction
These are the principles of the Attitude is Altitude program. Nick Vujicic has a unique plan designed to enhance the lives of employees, employers, students and educators alike. Through Nick Vujicic's motivational talks people will discover that a positive approach points the way to a meaningful life.
Nick Vujicic speaks from experience. He was born with no arms and no legs. To most this would be a great detriment, but to Nick Vujicic it was a challenge to triumph . Yes, the other children insulted him, poked fun, and asked many questions. There were bouts of great despair and darkness, but Nick Vujicic made a conscious effort to prevail and to dream big. Realizing it was about how he perceived his own situation, Nick Vujicic changed the course of his life. He had a purpose. Today people gather strength from Nick Vujicic and tap into their own worth, as he guides them through an insightful method of achieving greatness, regardless of situation.
Nick Vujicic's inspirational program is sure to captivate the world. People will learn how to overcome adversity, persevere under any circumstance and attain the height of their ambition. Nick Vujicic is reaching out to the corporate world and the educational system with powerful words of encouragement. We all matter!
Businesses profit from our approach. We utilize the concept of positive thinking and incorporate it into the work environment. We have created a refreshing view on how to define goals, envision success and make choices that lead to victory.
Schools benefit from our unique appeal. We bring to light the fact that everyone has potential and that the educational process can be fulfilling.
Nick Vujicic's life demonstrates that all things are possible.
Nicholas James Vujicic (/ˈvɔɪtʃɪtʃ/ VOY-chich; Serbian: Николас Џејмс Вујичић, Nikolas Džejms Vujičić; born 4 December 1982) is a Serbian Australian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs. As a child, he struggled mentally and emotionally as well as physically, but eventually came to terms with his disability and, at the age of seventeen, started his own non-profit organisation, Life Without Limbs. Nick Vujicic presents motivational speeches worldwide, on life with a disability, hope and finding meaning in life. He also speaks about his belief that God can use any willing heart to do his work and that God is big enough to overcome any and all disabilities.
Background and personal life
The eldest child of his family, Nick Vujicicc was born in Brisbane, Australia. He was limbless, missing both arms at shoulder level, as well as legs. Where human legs are located there are toeless except for two toes on one foot. Initially, his parents were devastated, though Nick Vujicic was otherwise healthy.
Originally prohibited by Victoria state law from attending a mainstream school because of his physical disability, even though he was not mentally impaired, Nick Vujicic became one of the first disabled students integrated into a mainstream school once the laws changed.
Being bullied at school for his limbless disability, Vujicic grew depressed and by the age of eight, contemplated suicide. At age ten he tried to drown himself, but did not go through with it out of love for his parents. After praying to grow arms and legs, Nick Vujicic eventually realised that his accomplishments could inspire others – and became grateful for his life. A key turning point came when his mother showed him a newspaper article about a man dealing with a severe disability. Nick Vujicic realized he wasn't unique in his struggles and began to embrace his disability.
He began to master the daily tasks of life. He learned to write using the two toes on his left foot with a special grip that slid onto his big toe. He learned to use a computer and type using the "heel and toe" method. He learned to throw tennis balls, play drum pedals, get a glass of water, comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone and shave.
In Year 7 he was elected captain of his school and worked with the student council on fundraising events for local charities and disability campaigns. When he was seventeen, he started to give talks at his prayer group, and eventually started his non-profit organisation, Life Without Limbs.
In 2005 Nick Vujicic was nominated for the Young Australian of the Year Award.
Nick Vujicic currently lives in California. On 12 February 2012, he married his fiancée, Kanae Miyahara.
Vujicic speaking during the session "Inspired for a Lifetime" at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on 30 January 2011
Nick Vujicic graduated from Griffith University at the age of 21 with a double major in accountancy and financial planning. Subsequently he became a motivational speaker, travelling internationally and focusing on teen issues. Having addressed over three million people in over 24 countries on five continents, he speaks to corporate audiences, congregations and schools.
Nick Vujicic promotes his work through television shows and through his writing. His first book, Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life (Random House, 2010) was published in 2010. He markets a motivational DVD, Life's Greater Purpose, a short documentary filmed in 2005 highlighting his home life and regular activities. The second part of the DVD was filmed at his local church in Brisbane – one of his first professional motivational speeches. He markets a DVD for young people titled: No Arms, No Legs, No Worries: Youth Version.
In March 2008, he was interviewed by Bob Cummings for 20/20.
He starred in the short film The Butterfly Circus which won the Doorpost Film Project's top prize of 2009, and the Best Short Film award at the Method Fest Film Festival, where v was also awarded Best Actor in a short film. Butterfly Circus also won the best short film award at The Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood in 2010.