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The eldest child of a Serbian family, Vujicic was born in Melbourne, Australia. He was limbless, missing botharms at shoulder level, as well as legless. His feet were toeless except for two toes on one foot. Initially, his parents were devastated, though Vujicic was otherwise healthy.
Being bullied atschool, Vujicic grew depressed and by the age of 8, contemplated suicide. At age 10, he tried to drown himself, but did not go through with it out of love for his parents. After praying to grow arms andlegs, Vujicic eventually realized that his accomplishments could inspire others – and became grateful for his life. A key turning point came when his mother showed him a newspaper article about aman dealing with a severe disability. Vujicic realized he wasn't unique in his struggles and began to embrace his disability.
He began to master the daily tasks of life. He learned to write usingthe two toes on his left foot with a special grip that slid onto his big toe. He learned to use a computer and type using the "heel and toe" method. He learned to throw tennis balls, play drum pedals,get himself a glass of water, comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone and shave.
In grade seven he was elected captain of his school and worked with the student council on fund-raising...