Imagine that for a moment, you did not have vitiligo. But instead of vitiligo, you had no arms and no legs. Would you life be better or worse than it is now? And why?
Nicholas James “Nick” Vujicic is a Serbian Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs.
– From Wikipedia.com
So Nick has no arms and virtually no legs. And he has learned to turn his problem into an opportunity. He is living a life that he says has “no boundaries.”
Nick has managed to touch the lives of over 1 billion people with his story of overcoming his mental barriers. And I think his story is powerful and meaningful for those of us with a skin disorder that changes how we look.
He dealt with the bullying, the name calling, the hopelessness and the depression and suicide at age 10. And he has met all 7 living American Presidents. He has spoken in dozens of countries. His books have sold millions of copies.
His message is simple:
- You are beautiful as you are.
- While you may not have the miracle you want, you can be a miracle someone else needs.
- You are your biggest discourager and can be your biggest encourager.
His talks about hope, love and meaning, overcoming struggle.
Check out the talk he did at a TEDx: