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Who is Nick Vujicic?

Updated on September 1, 2011
Portrait picture of Nick Vujicic
Portrait picture of Nick Vujicic
Nick at Saltlake City, Utah, USA
Nick at Saltlake City, Utah, USA
Joni and Nick
Joni and Nick

Really, does his name sounds familiar to you? Have you met him in person? Did he tell you how to live without arms or legs? Did you consider him normal and lucky? Well, it’s up to your perception. But Nick Vujivic personally preaches that “he’s a man without limbs”, yet his life is “without limits.” He is the living proof so that the works of God may be revealed in his life.


Nick Vujicic was born on December 4, 1982, the first baby of a Serbian couple in Melbourne, Australia. His father who is a pastor can’t believe what happened like his mother who cannot accept the physical outcome of her firstborn child.

The doctors have no answers of the defects of the baby who was born without limbs, but later called the deformities Tetra-amelia. The whole church was shocked about his existence. Praising God was far from their lips. They questioned why the God of love will let it happened. Even his father thought he will not survive, but tests proved that Nick was a healthy baby boy-just a few limbs missing.

And so, the adventure of a lifetime begins.

Suicide attempt

As early as ten years old, Nick Vujicic is planning a suicide attempt because he cannot endure the bullying he’s getting in school. Because of physical difference, his classmates and people in the community were concluding that he’s also mentally challenged.

Due to his mother’s insistence, Nick was accepted in the mainstream school in Australia and lives like an ordinary boy. His parents were his strong support during those years. Slowly, other students realized that the boy without limbs is just like them. One by one they became Nick’s friends.

Even so, he still felt depressed and angry about his life. Oftentimes, he asked God why He made him like this- a boy without limbs.


As Nick’s grow, he began to understand his existence. He started appreciating God’s plan for him. At age 15, he gave his life fully to Jesus Christ. He read John 9 from the Holy Bible where Jesus explained that the reason a man was born blind was “so that the works of God may be revealed in his life.” In other words, if it is God’s will, it will happen in his time.

Nick became more independent and can take care of his personal needs. He can even cook his own meal! He uses an electric wheelchair to carry him around his home in California. He likes swimming, soccer and fishing. Can you imagine that?!


At 23, Nick completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double major in Accounting and Financial Planning. He also started to become the most sought motivational speaker in many churches around the world, starting from his continent, Australia. He travels internationally to speak to Christian congregations, schools and corporate meetings.

The rest is history in the making.

Nick Vujicic in TriMedia

At 26, Nick hopes to grace The Oprah Winfrey Show in order to promote his goals in life. He busy writing books to help strengthen others. His first book, planned for completion by the end of 2009, is to be called No Arms, No Legs, No Worries!.

Prior to this, with the help of his family in Australia he launched his motivational DVD, Life's Greater Purpose, which is also available on the Life Without Limbs website. Most of the DVD was filmed in 2005, featuring a brief documentary about his home life, and how he does regular things without limbs. The second part of the DVD was filmed at his local church in Brisbane and was one of his first professional motivational speeches. His motivational speeches can be seen on the Premiere Speakers Bureau Website.

His corporate motivational company "Attitude is Altitude" launched his secular DVD "No Arms, No Legs, No Worries" which is available online.

Last year, the 20/20 (ABC) television show with Bob Cummings interviewed Nick and was aired worldwide on March 28, 2008.

An inspirational movie was created around Nick Vujicic called "The Butterfly Circus" it can be viewed at

My Personal Encounter with Nick Vujicic

I was on board a merchant vessel way back 2007 when I had the chance to have a copy of a special free magazine from Chinese-Christian Mission donated by the Seaman’s Center in Houston, Texas, USA.

Reading the magazine, CHALLENGER Vol. 45, OCT-DEC 2006 issue, awakened and renewed my faith in God when I read about Nick’s testimonies. I really cried for him and at the same time started my admiration for him because of his courage to do a grand task by spreading the Word of God around the world.

Why do we, normal people, keep on whining everyday about what we lack in material things? We have so much to give if only we follow Nick Vujicic’s example.


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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Nick Vujicic: Are you eally Nick V.? I am elated if you are truly the one. You're all over the net and a living inspiration to everyone.

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      Nick Vujicic 5 years ago

      Are you talking about me

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @pochie sanchez: I thank you for saying that. Mr. Nick V. is an epitome of God's grace, an everlasting covenant that He promised to His children.

      No physical defects can equal for the overflowing bounties if we believe and follow Him.

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      pochie sanchez 6 years ago

      What a wonderful person. you're so great, a living example how GOD make a miracle to show the world to live is a precious one

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Selena: Well, Amen for that! Yes, for me too, he's a great inspiration to individuals who are losing hope.

      Nick is reaching for us to be steadfast in our faith in God. He's a living testimony on how we should see a person, not on his/her physical appearance, but in a deeper sense of meaning as human being.

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      Selena 6 years ago

      Nik has had a great impact on me and i love hearing his seminars. He is GREAT inspiration!! :) i love him sooooo much!!

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Cyndi10: Thanks for believing. I hope if you buy one of his videotapes or DVDs, his inspiring testimonies will change us to be better persons.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @mljdgulley354: This is one of my earlier hubs, ma'am. I am so inspired by Mr. Nick Vujicic, that even this hub is not enough to appreciate his accomplishments in life.

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      Cynthia B Turner 6 years ago from Georgia

      What an awesome, awe inspiring man. Clearly a gift. How wonderful that you shared his story with us.

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      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      What an inspirational hub. I am so glad you shared it.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Kale Wright I don't have an actual contact with Nick, but you can follow this link.

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      Kale Wright 6 years ago

      If there is any way that you could contact me asap and fill me on on the whereabouts of nick, That would be very much appreciated! please send me an email, thankyou.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @fckthesystem: Thanks for this alert. Yes, the effects of Agent Orange still affect lives of the unborn babies where parents were exposed to this very dangerous contaminant/herbicide that was used primarily in Vietnam.

      In case of brother Nick, it becomes a blessing in disguise because of his huge work for God where people who heard his message never see his physical deformities. The messages of hope he convey to all kinds of people complete him in every way.

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      fckthesystem 6 years ago

      Agent Orange still destroying lives

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @HIMANSHU: You said it right. Youth will surely be inspired of what brother Nick is telling about God's grace.

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks for asking my help, Mr. MacKenzie Vollman. Although, I was nine days late when I read your request, I hope I can give you additional info on Nick's whereabouts.

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      HIMANSHU 7 years ago

      He is very inspirational to today's youths!!!

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      Mackenzie Vollman 7 years ago

      I would like to know how i can get Nick to speak at my school, He has the most inspiring beautiful soul ,and i would be extatic to have nick speak to my students, please let me know how i can acomplish this for my students.!.!.. please contacty me at

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thank you for sharing your desire to meet Nick personally, Kim. I, for one, also want to see him; how he draw people in one place and help them to be enlightened and believe to the power of the Creator.

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      kim 7 years ago

      he very amazing...he is my power heart in my life now..

      because now i very worry about my lif ...and i worry everything nmow

      my name is kim from thailand...i have to see about him

      then is make me have thinking manything...

      he is so handsome:) and lovely

      he have feeling so friendly:)

      if my life can to him very nice....

      i oly hope but i think i can not

      because to far for go to see the concert talk show ..

      but i will look about him on internet many time


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      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks for letting Christ be your sole shelter and emotional support in times of grieving. My mother was so devastated when his youngest son (my brother) died because of snake bite. She cannot be comforted for many months. Now, she's surrendering all her problems to the Lord. Nick is the living testimony that there is a God guiding us always.

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      Carol Adams 8 years ago

      I have seen the wonderful miracle of God and He has given me the answer to why did my boys have to die and I surrvived through this amazing testimony of Nick.Thank you Nick for helping me to never give up. In Christ Alone, Carol

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      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Nick Vujicic is my living hero in this world that's full of struggle. He's an epitome of God's love for us. He is complete in the sense that his physical attributes are superceded by his overwhelming praises to the Lord. Thank you for sharing your experience with him, febriedethan.

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      febriedethan 8 years ago from Indonesia

      Nick is a wonderful, sweet, and most brave man I ever met, yes I met him about 4 years ago in my local church and that's made me think that nothing is impossible and how lucky I am, thank you for sharing this :)

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      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      That's true. He is never defeated by the challenges of having imperfections physically.

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      bacville 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      He's really an inspiration, especially to the youth. Thanks for this hub.


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