Australian YouTube sensation Nick Vujicic is coming to FAU

Speaker Nick Vujicic will visit the FAU Stadium to discuss overcoming obstacles with the help of his faith.


Photo courtesy of Calvary Chapel FAU

Alexandra Van Erven, Contributing Writer

YouTube sensation and 32-year old speaker Nick Vujicic is set to visit Florida Atlantic’s Boca Raton campus on Thursday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 7.

Currently on his Live Without Limits tour, Vujicic hopes to spread his message about finding a purpose in life, battling depression, dealing with bullying and living in faith to all who have ever struggled with similar issues.

In one of the media clips on the official Life Without Limbs website, Vujicic is quoted as saying, “Do you know that I hated my life because of some students at school? Can you imagine that someone in this school hates their life because of you? We can either kill somebody with our words, or we can save somebody with our words.”

Vujicic, an Australian native, was born with Tetra-amelia syndrome — a congenital disorder that causes the absence of limbs. As a child, he faced bullying for years. The continuous harassment and feeling of being a burden led him to attempt suicide by drowning at 10 years old.

However, he could not go through with it, and instead set out to learn more about his purpose in life and what he was meant to achieve through his faith as an Evangelical Christian. He decided to take action, and according to the Life Without Limbs website, began to speak publicly about his experiences at age 19.

He continued his work, branching out to become an author, musician, actor and YouTube sensation. He has nearly 70,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel.

In 2007, Vujicic moved from Australia to Southern California and became president of the international non-profit ministry, Life Without Limbs. Vujicic now travels around the globe speaking to sold-out crowds about the plans God has for his life.

Vujicic is quoted on the Life Without Limits website as saying, “If God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart!”

The event on Saturday, Nov. 7, starts at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by Calvary FAU —  a christian organization on campus. Doors open at 5 p.m. The university is hosting the same event on Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Barry Kaye Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is free for both.

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