Vujicic was born without limbs due to a rare genetic disease
Life without limbs and limits. Australian motivational speaker and philanthropist Nick Vujicic paid a visit to the Ukrainian soldiers currently in treatment at a military hospital in Kyiv.
The 33-year-old was born without hands and legs due to a rare inherited desease. Despite that he lives a full-fledged life. He shared his personal experience during a speech at the hospital.
Nick Vujicic, Australian Philanthropist: "I will not tell you I understand your pain, because I was born like this, but thanks to my fathers and my faith in God I'm here with you. I'm 33 and I can walk, swim, surf."
Vujicic says the fact that he has no limbs doesn't stop him from traveling around the world and skydiving. It didn't stop him from finding his true love too. Now he has a wife and two kids. And plans to have another child.
Nick Vujicic, Australian Philanthropist: "I can't touch my wife's hand, but I can touch her heart. I can't hold my son when he cries, but he can hug me. The dreams will come true, just don't give up."
The servicemen listening to his speech are recovering from wounds received during the war in Donbas . Many of them lost limbs in the battles against the Russian-backed separatist forces. Dmytro Kraslianskyi is one of them. He was wounded a year ago, went into coma twice. The soldier says Vujicic's example inspires him.
Dmytro Kraslianskyi, Ukrainian soldier: "I often see completely healthy people who don't cherish their lives. But when you lose your legs you begin to understand. He made it, and I want to. Want to have a family too."
Nick Vujicic admits at one point he wanted to commit suicide. Now he understands, happiness does not depend on hands and legs, it lies in your heart. Vujicic says he has a dream. He keeps a pair of shoes in his wardrobe. Just in case.