03/07/2013 10:21 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Nick Vujicic and His Memorable Days in Vietnam

For the first time, Vietnamese people had an opportunity to meet with Nick Vujicic, an Australian man without arms and legs who has become a symbol of vitality. He has inspired millions of people around the world to have the confidence and desire to live.
Nick Vujicic was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs. Throughout his childhood he not only faced challenges at school but also had to practice essential skills to live.

At high school he was elected as a representative of the students at MacGregor State School in Queensland. He had opportunities to work with the student council at the local events to raise charity funds and campaigns for disabled people. At the age of 17, a great turning point came to him when he was invited to talk about his endeavours. His talks were very interesting, and had a great impact on the audience. Then he had more speaking engagements and founded his non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs, which he still runs today.

At 21, Nick Vujicic graduated from university and had two BA degrees in accounting and financial planning from Griffith University in Logan, Australia. But life has made him an inspirational speaker and he has chosen this path to help other people with the same plight. So far, he has made over 1,600 speeches and talked before more than three million people in 24 countries on five continents.

Nick Vujicic is welcomed as an idol to Vietnam.

Nick has a talk at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi. 

Nick impresses the Vietnamese audience with his talk about his endeavours
Nick meets with Nguyen Linh Chi, 8-year-old Vietnamese limbless girl from Yen Bai.

Nguyen Linh Chi and the book entitled “Life Without Limits” of Nick Vujicic.
Nick and a Vietnamese disabled.

Nick always listens to and answers zealously questions of the audience.

The talk is held at the My Dinh National Stadium with the participation of over 20,000 audiences.

Nick's talk at the Quan Ngua Stadium, Hanoi also attracts the participation of many people, inclduing the disabled.

Nick has a talk with Hanoi businessmen.

Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan presents the Ho Chi Minh badge to Nick Vujicic.

During his stay in Vietnam, from May 22-25, 2013 Nick Vujicic had talks with 4,000 business people with the message “Never give up” at the White Palace Conference Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, spoke to 25,000 students from universities in Hanoi at My Dinh National Stadium under the theme “Never give up desire” and met 5,500 disadvantaged children at Quan Ngua Sport Palace. Also, he autographed a ball and kicked the ball to start the football tournament of disadvantaged children at Military Zone 7 Sporting Hall and talked with 4,000 children at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City.

With lively stories about his long journey to struggle mentally, emotionally and physically to have a normal life like other people, Nick Vujicic has convinced thousands of Vietnamese through not only his books but also his motivational talks to those who participated in his activities in Vietnam.

In the program “Hello Vietnam”, writer-translator Bich Lan, who has translated the books “Life without Limits” and “Unstoppable” by Nick Vujicic into Vietnamese, said with emotion: “Nick Vujicic is a shining star in the dark night and is the symbol of a soul with a strongly spreading vitality and continuous enthusiasm reaching a level of unlimited will, love without borders, dedication and boundless happiness.”

Participating in Nick Vujicic’s programme titled “Never give up desire” at My Dinh National Stadium, Tran Thi Ngoc Hieu with paralyzed legs and hands said: “The impression is very great! Nick is right, disabled people need the help and opportunities provided to them by society to develop and integrate with the community. He has brought me the motivation to continue my work, career and dream that I have chosen.”

Bidding farewell to the Vietnamese audience, Nick Vujicic said: "I am very honoured to be here. I did not expect that everybody would give me such a warm welcome. Thank you for your love for me. My trip to Vietnam is really a bright spot in my career to date. Surely, next time, I will bring my wife and my son so that they will know about the country of hospitable Vietnamese people.”
Story: Ngan Ha - Photo: Thanh Giang