▼Excerpts from "Life Without Limits- How to live a ridiculously good life" (2010) authored by Nick Vujicic (Pg 9): ...My parents met in a Melbourne church. My mum, Dushka, was in her second year of nursing school at the Royal Children's Hospital in Victoria. My dad, Boris, worked in ofﬁce administration and cost accounting. He later became a lay pastor in addition to his job. When I was about seven years old, my parents began considering a move to the United States because they felt there might be better access to new prosthetics and medical care to help us deal with my disabilities.
My uncle Batta Vujicic had a construction and property management business in Agoura Hills just miles outside Los Angeles. Batta always told my father he'd give him a job if he could obtain a work visa. There was a large community of Serbian Christians with several churches around Los Angeles, which also appealed to my parents. My father learned that obtaining a work visa was a long, drawn-out process. He decided to apply, but in the meantime my family moved a thousand miles north to Brisbane, Queensland, where the climate was better for me, as I had allergies along with my other challenges...
▼Motivational Speaker Nick Vujicic Gets Married Feb 17, 2012
By Debbie Emery - Radar Reporter
Now this is a truly inspirational story.
A man who was born without limbs and has spent his life motivating others is now benefiting from all that good karma by marrying the love of his life.
Motivational speaker Nick Vujicic married Kanae Miyahara on February 12 in a romantic ceremony in California, and now the happy couple are enjoying their honeymoon in Hawaii.
Just like any other newlyweds, they are spending their romantic vacation relaxing on the beach, taking holiday photos and enjoying sunset cocktails -- the only thing that makes them different is that Nick has no arms or legs, but that's never stopped him from fulfilling any of this life dreams so it certainly wasn't going to prevent him from making a trip down the aisle.
Born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, there was no medical explanation or warning to suggest that Nick was going to be different from any other baby until his birth. Parents Pastor Boris and Dushka Vujicic were determined that his disability wouldn't prevent their son from leading a normal life, or even skateboarding like other kids!
The self-sufficient boy soon began learning to do daily tasks on his own, such as writing with the two toes on his left foot with a special grip that slid onto his big toe. He then learned to use a computer and type using the "heel and toe" method, and even throw tennis balls, play drum pedals, get himself a glass of water, comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone and shave.
After a tough time in school being bullied for being different, Nick went to college and got a double Bachelor's degree, majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning from Griffith University in Logan, Australia.
Instead of wallowing in his misfortunate, Nick was determined to make the most of the cards God dealt him and help others. "I found the purpose of my existence, and also the purpose of my circumstance. There's a purpose for why you're in the fire," he wrote on his website for his non-profit organization, LifeWithoutLimbs.org.
Vujicic has since made a name for himself traveling around the world as a motivational speaker, and finally made the big move from Australia to California in 2007, where he popped the question to Kanae last August.
"The greatest blessing I've ever received after life, salvation, and a relationship with God: introducing Nick and Kanae engaged!!!" he told his many fans.