Author(s): Boris Vujicic
Nick Vujicic, who was born with no arms or legs, has overcome steep challenges to now live what he describes as a 'ridiculously good life'. Nick, who travels worldwide and inspires millions via speaking and media appearances, is married and a father himself. He acknowledges that overcoming his physical challenges would have been impossible without the wise and effective efforts of his parents and family. In Raising The Perfectly Imperfect Child Nick's father, Boris, tells the story of what it took to parent such a unique child. And he offers insight and practical advice to any parent raising a child with special needs. Like most parents, Nick's father and mother had no warning or preparation on how to raise a child with a severe disability. They made their way by trial and error and have much empathy and hard-won wisdom to share with others in the same situation.
Boris Vujicic was born in Yugoslavia and later immigrated with his family to Australia. He met his wife, Dushka, a nurse, at church. Nick was born in 1982. The Vujicic family lived in the United States for several years in the 1990s before returning to Australia. Boris has served as a Pastor, pursued a business career in computing and also worked as a teacher and tutor for college students in computing and management classes. Once their children were grown and self-supporting, Boris and Dushka returned to California where Nick had established his Life Without Limbs organization. Boris now works with Life Without Limbs as the chief systems and financial officer.