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The two main objectives of this book are overcoming suffering to recognize one’s value and showing compassion towards others to fulfill a life of happiness and contentment. The novel starts off with a short background of Nick and his childhood as he deals with his disability. Nick was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1982 to Dushka and Boris Vujicic. He was born with Tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare condition where a person’s arms and legs fail to develop before birth. He does not have both arms and legs, but he have two small feet and one of which has two toes that he eventually learnt to use to eat, write, and even to answer the phone. Nick describes how his mother refused to hold him when he was a baby, how his look made him a target for school bullies, and how his self-image and self-esteem caused worries and fears to overtake him.  From Australia , his family decided to move to America, where he had a hard time adjusting. At the age of ten, he fell into depression and considered ending his life by trying to drown himself in his bathtub. “I thought I could stick it out through high school and university maybe, but I couldn’t see myself beyond that. I didn’t feel like I could ever get a job or get married like other men” (Vujicic 50). Although he was raised by his parents as a spiritual kid, throughout his teenage years, he kept on asking God why he has to suffer with his disorder. At the age of seventeen, his perspective in dealing with and understanding his struggles shifted. He read an article about a man suffering from a severe illness. Nick then realized that there are people around the world who have far worse battles in life which pushed him to reach so many in need, becoming one of the most motivational speaker in helping people to find their own purpose and fulfill a life of contentment and happiness. At the age of 19, he started giving talks at youth groups and church organizations then came to realize that he does not need arms and legs to be happy as long as he has God as his source of hope to support him overcome his challenges and to be a model for everyone who is fighting a battle. Later on, he founded his own organization “Life Without Limbs” that aims to explain the importance of embracing hope over despair. Nick has visited many countries to share his story with millions of diverse people and encouraging them to find their goals, to love themselves for who they are that will help them to have a strong foundation to conquer struggles. Nick has reached many accomplishments in life. He is now an evangelist, he was featured in the film “The Butterfly Circus” where he received the “Best Actor” award, and an author of bestselling books. Until now, he continues to travel around the world to inspire others to live a life without limits.