Attitude is altitude – video summary

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Slide 1

  1. Nick Vujicic was born as a torso. It means he has no arms and legs.
  2. But he has a small foot on his left hip.
  3. It helps him to balance his body and to kick things.
  4. He uses his small foot to type and pick things up.

    Slide 2

  5. He calls ‘his small foot’ chicken drumstick because it looks like it.
  6. He says he would be lost without his foot because he does everything with the help of it.
  7. When Nick was born, his father was shocked. He went out of the hospital room to vomit.
  8. His distraught mother could not hold him until he was four months old.

    Slide 3

  9. His disability is a result of ‘phocomelia’ – a rare medical condition.
  10. Nick’s mother was a nurse and she did everything right. But she still blamed herself.
  11. Nick’s parents decided to send him to a mainstream school.
  12. It was a good decision they made for him.

    Slide 4

  13. His mother invented a special plastic device for him to hold a pen and pencil.
  14. Nick’s father put him in water when he was 18 months old.
  15. Thus they made him independent.

    Slide 5

  16. When Nick was 10 years old, he felt cold and bitter. He tried to kill himself by drowning in the bath tub.
  17. But the attempt was unsuccessful.
  18. When he was 13, he read an article about a disabled man who had achieved great things.

    Slide 6

  19. Nick realized that God had made him to give hope to others.
  20. He decided to focus on what he had rather than on what he did not have.
  21. In 1990, Nick won the Australian Young Citizen of the year award for his bravery and perseverance.

    Slide 7

  22. Once, when Nick was at traffic lights, a girl was looking at him interestingly.
  23. Nick did a 360 degree spin in the car seat to frighten her.
  24. The girl sped off from there.
  25. In 2008, Nick went to Hawaii and met surfing master Bethany Hamilton to learn surfing.

    Slide 8

  26. In 2008, Nick met Bethany Hamilton to learn surfing.
  27. She had her arm bitten off by a shark when she was 12.
  28. Nick chose her because he thought she might understand his psychological condition.
  29. Nick quickly learnt surfing and did the 360 degree spin.

    Slide 9

  30. In 2008, Nick attended a meeting in Texas, as a guest speaker.
  31. Kanae Miyahara was impressed with Nick’s message.
  32. They became close friends and later they fell in love with each other.

    Slide 10

  33. Their engagement happened in August 2011.
  34. Nick and Kanae got married on 12 February 2012.
  35. They were blessed with a healthy baby boy on 13 February, 2013.

    Slide 11

  36. Nick and Kanae wrote an inspirational book, “Love without limits”.
  37. It was published in 2014.
  38. Nick says, “If I fail, I try again and again and again. If you fail, are you going to try again?”

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