domingo, 30 de enero de 2011

Newspaper contribution2: overcoming obstacles

>Nick Vujicic
Nicholas James Vujicic, born on 4 December 1982, in Brisbane, Australia. Is a preacher and motivational speaker who was born with a rare disorder known as Tetra-Amelia: limbless, missing both arms at shoulder level and legless but with two small feet, one of which has two toes. Initially, his parents were devastated. Vujicic was otherwise healthy. At seventeen started his own non-profit organization Life Without Limbs.

His life was filled with difficulties and hardship. He was being prohibited by Victoria State law from attending a Mainstream School because of his physical disability. Being bullied at his school, Vujicic grew extremely depressed and by the age of eight, started contemplating suicide. When he was ten years old he tried to drown himself in 4 inches of water, but did not go through with it, because the love for his parents. After begging God to grow arms and legs, Nick eventually began to realize that his accomplishments were inspirational to many and began to thank God for being alive. He also started to learn to use the computer, thrown tennis balls, play drum pedals, comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone, shave and get himself a glass of water.

At the present he regularly gives speeches on subjects such as disability, hope and finding meaning of life. I learned many phrases from him: “if I fall a million time I will try keep up again and again because is not the end it doesn’t matter how you go to finish but you will find the strength to keep up”, “we don’t know what we can do, until we tried it”

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