Nicholas James “Nick” Vujicic is an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all 4 limbs.
As a child, he struggled mentally and emotionally as well as physically, but eventually came to terms with his disability and, at the age of 17, started his own non-profit organisation, “Life Without Limbs”. The organisation was started with the intention of spreading the message of hope, something that he believes should be the most accessible thing in the world.
Nick Vujicic promotes his work through television shows and through his writing. He also presents motivational speeches worldwide which focus on life with a disability, hope and finding meaning in life. And now, as reported by CNA quoting Nick Vujicic himself, a feature film on his life story should be out by 2016 and shown in cinemas all around the world. Also in the pipeline is an online show, slated for a weekly broadcast.
Of course, Nick is not entirely new to the silver screen because in 2009, starred in the short independent film, “The Butterfly Circus”, which won the Doorpost Film Project’s top prize of 2009. In 2010, the film also won 2 awards as the “Best Short Film” at the 2010 Method Fest Independent Film Festival.
Watch “The Butterfly Circus” here:
For more information on Nick Vujicic, visit his Facebook page.