“Life without limbs? Or life without limits?”
Born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs, Nick Vujicic struggled mentally and emotionally as well as physically when he was a child. However, with strong willpower, he finally came to terms with his disability. At the age of seventeen, Nick even started his own non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs. He realised and strongly believed that he could inspire others and henceforth, he became someone who is grateful for his life.
Moreover, Nick also believes that for every struggle we encounter in our lives, there is a purpose in each. We are indeed capable of overcoming the challenges we face if we have the right attitude, faith and trust in the Lord. In 1990 Nick won the Australian Young Citizen of the Year award for his bravery and perseverance and he became the international symbol of triumph over adversity.
Well, a write-up about any person can be easy but why did I pick Nick? Besides writing about him, I think that there are many things we can and should learn from Nick.
Life is full of ups and downs, successes and failures. What do we do if we fall? Give up? No. Nothing in this world is impossible to overcome if we are willing to. The most important thing is to learn how to pick ourselves up after we fall.
-Rachel Goh (4U)