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Nick Vujicic: Love & Life Without Limits

05/08/2015

“Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.” Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic: Love & Life Without Limits

Nick Vujicic: Love & Life Without Limits


YouTube Video: The Incredible Love Story of Nick Vujicic and His Wife.

Nick spent his early years struggling to make meaning of his life; he was bullied and picked on, felt limited by his disability and, at one point, at age 10, even considered suicide. However, through perseverance, faith in God, the loving support of his family and a series of fortuitous events, Nick turned his life around once he realized that pushing past insecurities about his physical limitations would give him the impetus to create a purposeful life: “At first I was not willing to confront that what was really wrong with me wasn’t my body, it was the limits I put on myself and my limited vision of the possibilities for my life.” |Nick V.

Four years ago,  I wrote a review on a book that was as moving as it was inspiring. It was Nick Vujicic’s first book, Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life. I read it in one sitting and afterwards, I put the book down was stunned into silence. It is not so often that we come across people who truly live life joyfully under the most trying conditions. Nick is a faith-filled motivational speaker extraordinaire and he uses his message and life to help people push beyond their limitations; real and imagined.  He has always spoken to my heart and whenever I start to whine about this or that physical or health challenge, I find a piece or a quote or a video from Nick that gently and compassionately reminds me to remember the miracle of life and to keep affirming the positive. A lot has happened since that book review and so I wanted to revisit the life and work of this amazing human being and update you on the happiness and love he continues to spread around the world.

“I don’t want to be someone’s reason to hate their life. I want to be someone’s reason to seek something more in their life.” Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic: Love & Life Without Limits

Nick Vujicic: Love & Life Without Limits

YouTube Video: Love Without Limits – with Nick Vujicic

It Doesn’t Take a Perfect Person to Find a Perfect Love
Even though he was born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic created a “ridiculously good life.” But after dating disappointments and a failed relationship, he reached his mid-twenties worried that he would never find a woman to love him and share his life.
Then Nick met Kanae and everything changed. But even with undeniable chemistry, they would have to navigate twists and turns worthy of a romantic comedy before becoming “one” in marriage: “Despite my optimism about other parts of life, I decided that love in this world had limits after all. I’d become convinced that no woman would want to marry such an obviously imperfect man as me….” |Nick V.

If you read my Weekly Photo Challenge post on Inspiration, you’d have seen the link I shared to Nick’s Facebook page. If you’re like me, you probably believe that there are no accidents just serendipity; life is filled with miracles and tough/easy lessons. Last Friday morning, a Facebook friend shared the link and it brought a flood of memories and tears of joy. I had no idea that our topic for the day would be inspiration so you can imagine what a lovely moment that was. I shared the link and revisited my post. His message of love and hope hadn’t changed one bit. His desire to meet and marry the love of his life and have children had come to fruition. He has written several other books, check out the books on his website , including the best seller Love Without Limits:A Remarkable Story of True Love Conquering All. I was/remain ecstatic for Nick and his beautiful wife , Kanae  (nee Miyahara), son Kiyoshi and the expected arrival of their second child, Dejan. We are all broken in some fashion, and we can hold unto the miracle of life, find inspiration in the moments, the exchanges, and the love we receive from others. We can hold unto the inspirational message from folks like Nick and many, many other inspiring people around us.

 

More below!

“Often times we feel like either we can’t make a world of difference, or we feel that it’s not going to change anything anyway. The truth is you can change someone’s day, you can change someone’s life, but you have to show up and do what you got to do to actually see any fruit coming from it.” Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic: Love & Life Without Limits

Nick Vujicic: Love & Life Without Limits


YouTube Video: Never give up by Nick Vujicic

No Bully Can Define Who You Are
With no arms, no legs, and no defense, Nick Vujicic was once a bully’s target and knows what it feels like to be picked on and pushed around: It makes your stomach hurt, gives you nightmares, and feels like there is no hope in sight. But Nick shows how you too can overcome and rise above bullying.
Nick has experienced bullying of all kinds for being “different.” But he’s learned that he doesn’t have to play the bully’s game–and neither do you. In Stand Strong, Nick gives you strategies for developing a “bully defense system,” so you can handle bullies of all kinds by building your strength from the inside out: “Bullies want to abuse you. Instead of allowing that, you can use them as your personal motivators. Power up and let the bully eat your dust.” Nick V.

Are you feeling unworthy and limited? Have you or someone you know, been a victim of bullying? In Stand Strong:You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff That Keeps You Down), Nick offers us strategies and motivational tips on how to turn being bullied into a great opportunity. Take a page out of Nick’s exceptional life and read his books. They will uplift and inspire you to  follow your dreams.  As Nick says often, “When you step outside of yourself and your own concerns to reach out for others, it will change you. You will be humbled. You will be inspired.”  Nick continues to speak around the world and runs his companies, Attitude is Altitude and Life Without Limbs.Org What limits do you place on your life? What are you willing to do to help you change?
Positive Motivation Tip: The only limitations in our lives are the ones we create in our minds. Let go and live!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS:  Nick speaking, Nick at WEF, via Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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99 Comments leave one →
  1. 05/08/2015 11:39 am

    Nick comes to Mexico quite often. He is very much appreciated here.

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  2. jshallow01 permalink
    05/08/2015 12:13 pm

    I can only imagine how inspiring it would be to listen to him in person.

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  3. Masshole Mommy permalink
    05/08/2015 4:16 pm

    What an inspiration. WOW. Thank you so much for sharing a little bit about him today.

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  4. 05/08/2015 4:24 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this. I had missed your other post on Nick but glad I caught this one, especially on a day where I needed some serious uplifting due to relationship drama. Serendipitous. 🙂 thanks!

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  5. 05/08/2015 5:32 pm

    Nick’s talks have changed the lives of so many people who have been inspired by him, and has brought me to tears many a time, especially when he has been talking to students and I see the reaction they have when he speaks. He touches the hearts of everyone he meets; he is very positive and so humble, a wonderful man.

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  6. Jeanine permalink
    05/08/2015 5:50 pm

    I’ve never heard of Nick Vujicic before but I am loving what I’m reading. I am going to be checking him out some more!

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  7. LifeAsAConvert permalink
    05/08/2015 6:36 pm

    This guy is definitely an inspiration. People often ask me how I am able to stay positive in my situation as a single mother with 3 special needs kids, and just like Nick – it is a choice.

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  8. Autumn @ Stay gold Autumn permalink
    05/08/2015 6:50 pm

    I’ve seen that video before and I find him so incredibly inspiring! It makes me view the things I have in my life and what I take for granted so differently. We just have to do everything we can in our life to do our best whatever it may be!!

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  9. LizZ H. permalink
    05/08/2015 6:56 pm

    He is such an inspirational man. I remember learning of his speech’s a few yrs ago… I couldn’t do anything but cry in happiness. He is such an honest, caring soul.

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  10. Dhemz permalink
    05/08/2015 6:57 pm

    he is such an inspiration to all of us…I followed his life and his family quite a bit, and it’s very uplifting. We should never give up and be hopeful in every way.

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  11. Liz Mays permalink
    05/08/2015 7:09 pm

    What an inspiring figure! I love that he’s trying to help others find happiness.

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  12. PATRICE M FOSTER permalink
    05/08/2015 7:44 pm

    Motivational live & love life is very inspiring to read and listen to on video. Thanks for sharing

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  13. vegetarianmamma permalink
    05/08/2015 7:48 pm

    Wow, I need to read his book! He sounds amazing and so inspirational, what a beautiful family too!

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  14. sacha permalink
    05/08/2015 8:08 pm

    He is such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing his story as a reminder that we can smile at a brighter tomorrow.

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  15. Claudette Esterine permalink
    05/08/2015 8:30 pm

    This man is such an inspiration! I have read his story so many times but each read highlights something new. Thanks for the reminder.

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  16. Susanna Barbee permalink
    05/08/2015 8:34 pm

    Nick is incredible. I have heard him speak on TV shows. I really need to read this book. Sounds so inspiring!

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  17. Heather permalink
    05/08/2015 9:23 pm

    Wow…just wow…seriously there is nothing in my life I should ever complain about. If there’s anyone that be a motivational speaker, its him. I’m amazed! He’s one heck of a person with a lot to teach the world.

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  18. Akansha Gautam permalink
    05/08/2015 9:31 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing such a great motivating story, I really appreciate this. Please keep these awesome posts coming.

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  19. Shannon P permalink
    05/08/2015 9:47 pm

    Wow. Just wow. This man is such an inspiration!

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  20. ronleyba (@ronley_ph) permalink
    05/08/2015 10:16 pm

    Nick is such an awesome inspiration. I watched some of his videos and read some of his write ups. Really inspiring guy.

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  21. toughcookiemommy permalink
    05/08/2015 10:35 pm

    It sounds like he has some very inspirational ideas. I love people who are positive and lift others up.

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  22. 05/08/2015 11:25 pm

    He is unbelievable!

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  23. Jason Young permalink
    06/08/2015 1:00 am

    “The truth is you can change someone’s day, you can change someone’s life, but you have to show up”.

    Less talk, more action. Couldn;t agree more. Thanks.

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  24. 06/08/2015 2:14 am

    I have never heard of Nick Vujicic until now. I need some inspiration, I will check his page.

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  25. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    06/08/2015 2:16 am

    I have watched him in interviews and read a lot about him. Nick is indeed an inspiration to a lot of people. I sometimes feel guilty when I start to complain about a lot of things and here is a man who was able to overcome his disability and make living worthwhile. His book would be a good read. I am going to get a copy for myself.

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  26. Sherryl Mae Vallejo Quianzon permalink
    06/08/2015 2:39 am

    I am really a big fan of Nick Vujicic! He is a good example to everyone of us. He is living his life happily and doesn’t let negative thoughts ruin his outlook in life. This can actually be seen on how he handles his family. He reminds us that life is beautiful. We must focus on every blessings we receive and do not dwell on negative aspects of life.

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  27. Shann Eva (@Shanneva) permalink
    06/08/2015 4:43 am

    Wow. This is an amazing story. Thank you for sharing it. Truly motivational.

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  28. Mystarlight permalink
    06/08/2015 7:40 am

    I have been following Nick for a while. He has been a huge inspiration to me. We can all let our circumstances get us down if that is all we focus on. When we focus on what we do have and what we will have we are inspired and we have hope. He is a great man!!

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  29. 06/08/2015 7:46 am

    What an amazing post. I’m stunned. This is the first time I’m reading of Nick Vujicic. He is truly blessed. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth. 🙂

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    • 06/08/2015 8:42 am

      Thank you C and I’m so grateful for the life I do have; even with its challenges… It was good to chat w/ you last night and sending blessings your way. ❤

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    • Dawn McAlexander permalink
      08/08/2015 8:46 pm

      This was my first time hearing of him too. I am glad I have now! His story is such a great one.

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  30. Pooja Kawatra Gupta permalink
    06/08/2015 9:32 am

    What a beautiful post and wonderful to read about Nick Vujicic.Very inspirational and motivating story for everyone to read,

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  31. Brandy M permalink
    06/08/2015 1:46 pm

    What an amazing story. This is something that I would love my son to see do that he knows that he can do anything that he sets his mind to.

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  32. Yvonne Bertoldo permalink
    06/08/2015 2:18 pm

    Such a very inspiring and motivating person. There has also been a case like that in our country and he was also as great as Nick Vujicic. People like them should really be applauded.

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  33. Fred permalink
    06/08/2015 2:59 pm

    He has certainly beat the odds, and inspires others to never give up despite the challenges life hurls your way. If he has managed to live a productive life despite having no arms and legs, what more us with complete limbs? – Fred

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  34. Julia permalink
    06/08/2015 4:53 pm

    He is an inspiration. Love this guy!

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  35. phyliciamarie permalink
    06/08/2015 8:26 pm

    I actually just saw photos of Nick and his family on the beach. They look so beautiful together, the pregnant glowing wife, the cute energetic child, and Nick looking at them with all the love in the world. I’m really happy he has found his forever.

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  36. Jillian Fisher permalink
    06/08/2015 8:35 pm

    I get emotional over people like this. He is so amazing and I love how positive he is about life. I wish more people were like him.

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  37. 06/08/2015 8:52 pm

    I love his enthusiasm and speeches

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  38. Crystal From Tidbits of Experience permalink
    06/08/2015 9:49 pm

    This is such an amazing post. It’s so great to hear that he has found his purpose in life. It’s wonderful that he’s found his true love too. Thanks for sharing such an inspirational story with us.

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  39. Anne V permalink
    06/08/2015 11:08 pm

    Nick visited the Philippines a couple of years back and I wasn’t able to attend any of the services he was a guest speaker to due to being heavily pregnant at the time. His story definitely shows how God can take a weak nobody and make him into a somebody who can touch other people’s lives down to the core. I don’t think I have a copy of Nick’s book, will get one soon!

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  40. HilLesha permalink
    07/08/2015 12:42 am

    This is my first time of learning about Nick Vujicic. However, what an inspirational man!

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  41. Franc Ramon permalink
    07/08/2015 2:15 am

    Nick Vujicic is really inspirational. He has a positive outlook and never let his disability limit his life.

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  42. Jessica Beal Harlow permalink
    07/08/2015 5:29 am

    I cannot imagine what Nick Vujicic has endured. It is amazing to me that he has been able to turn it around and see the positives. He is making a huge difference in the lives of others.

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  43. Nova permalink
    07/08/2015 5:36 am

    Nick is a very inspiring person it makes life even more worth to live.

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  44. Raymond Vasquez permalink
    07/08/2015 6:25 am

    One of the icons of motivation is this man! I first saw his video back when I was in college and since then I’ve always had (most of the time), a positive outlook in life. This man is a manifestation that life is a choice! That you will always have a choice to be happy. 😀

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  45. Tiffany Yong permalink
    07/08/2015 6:35 am

    I used to think he is an inspiration and motivation too. Until I read the scandal about him having an affair. Not sure how true that was, but being unfaithful doesn’t seem to be what a role model like him should do!

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    • 06/09/2015 1:21 pm

      Honestly Tiffany, I think you are confused and are mistaking him for someone else. That is news to me. He got married recently so I don’t understand where that came from. It might be time to change your reading material and stay away from false reports and unverifiable news channels. 😦

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  46. Nicol permalink
    07/08/2015 8:16 am

    ive heard of him but not sure where from. hes definitely inspirational and enjoying life to the max

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  47. Ling Tan permalink
    07/08/2015 8:29 am

    Nick is amazing. He was in Singapore for a presentation last year, and I think it was a sold out event. This guy is way inspiring.

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  48. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    07/08/2015 2:40 pm

    I watched some videos about his family and it’s so inlspiring!

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  49. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    07/08/2015 4:37 pm

    He is such an inspiration to so many people and such a wonderful speaker.Nick is just what I need to hear during this time in my life. Life is truly with living to the fullest and never give up. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    07/08/2015 5:49 pm

    Nick is a living testament on how one should surrender himself to god. his life story is an absolute example of Faith.

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  51. sinyees permalink
    07/08/2015 6:42 pm

    He is really a great man that motivate a lot of people. Missed the chance to see him when he come to Malaysia.

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  52. I Love Paars by: Lee permalink
    07/08/2015 6:54 pm

    That guy is amazing!!! And he is lucky to have a partner whjo truly loves him and God gave them a beautiful child and life

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  53. KarenT permalink
    07/08/2015 6:55 pm

    Nick Vujicic is really and inspiration to many, I’m just sad that when he came here in the Phiippines I was not able to watch his event.

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  54. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    07/08/2015 7:26 pm

    Such a great story. Nick is great but his wife is great.

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  55. Pal Raine permalink
    08/08/2015 12:55 am

    The first time I saw his video, I admire him already. He suffered so much of discouragement and failures, but he never give up. The love of his family and friends keep him more courageous and tough.

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  56. Fernando permalink
    08/08/2015 2:38 am

    We have all the blessings given by GOD, and we can be with ourselves to take the journey of life. The strength inside…motivation to go on. Fernando Lachica

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  57. JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) permalink
    08/08/2015 6:05 am

    What a remarkable story this is. It is very inspirational.

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  58. Rosey permalink
    08/08/2015 6:49 am

    His story is always inspirational. I like to hear what he has to say. I think we all can make a difference to someone every day.

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  59. Lisa Rios permalink
    08/08/2015 1:38 pm

    I have read a lot about Nick Vujicic before & some of his videos in youtube has inspired me to the core honestly. His quick answer of having a choice is amazing. The Never give up video made me speechless though I have seen it many a times before. Thanks for inspiring.

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  60. Dawn McAlexander permalink
    08/08/2015 8:45 pm

    This is so inspirational. It just shows that life can go on, all it takes its hope.

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  61. kitchnwhisperer permalink
    09/08/2015 4:20 pm

    I saw a story about him and his family. It was beautiful to hear his perspective on life.

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  62. Lexie Lane permalink
    09/08/2015 9:07 pm

    The first time I saw him, I almost cried because it made me think about how easily I give up and how easily we can all take things for granted. What a truly amazing man.

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  63. Krystal permalink
    10/08/2015 6:50 am

    His story is so unbelievably inspiring. I need to read about his story more because he is one of a kind.

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  64. Debbie Denny permalink
    10/08/2015 8:43 am

    I do love his attitude. He is amazing.

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  65. Sunshine Kelly permalink
    10/08/2015 10:33 pm

    Nick Vujicic is truly inspiring. I have attended his talk once and I m sold. I really admire his determination and sharing. Love it.

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  66. Chanel Marie permalink
    11/08/2015 10:20 am

    He never fails to amaze me! He is such a good role model to all of us.

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  67. luckyseventen permalink
    12/08/2015 6:19 pm

    What a amazing man! He is the perfect example of the cup is always full. He’s so full of life and his positive energy is contagious. No wonder he met his beautiful wife. They are so great together.

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  68. rocky permalink
    12/08/2015 6:54 pm

    Great article! shared and thanks for sharing.

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  69. Tiffany Yong permalink
    11/09/2015 5:57 am

    He reminds of Lizzie Velasquez who was labelled as ‘World’s Ugliest Woman,’ and how she turned her disability and hate into something motivational and love~

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