Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Kang Dabida/ Chapter3 Bio Info/ Tue34


1.     The person I reaserched is Nick Vujicic and I used Wikipedia .

2.     Find answers to the following questions:

a.     When and where was the person born? How would you describe the person's childhood or early life?

Nick Vujicic was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1982. He was born healthy, but without arms and legs; he had no legs, but two small feet, one of which had two toes.

At that time, a state law prevented Vujicic attending a mainstream school due to his physical disability in spite of a lack of mental impairment. However, Vujicic became one of the first physically disabled students integrated into a mainstream school once those laws changed. But soon enough, his lack of limbs made him a target for the school bullies and he fell into a severe depression. Following this depression, at the age of eight, he contemplated suicide and even tried to drown himself in his bathtub at the age of ten. From then after the love for his parents prevented him from following through.


b.     What accomplishment or event caused this person to become famous?

When he was seventeen, a janitor at his school encouraged him to speak about his faith toward God and overcome adversity. For two years, he had chances to speak in front of small group a dozen times.


And this special day came to him. He was to speak in front of three hundred sophomore (grade 10) students, which was very nervous. Within the first three minutes of his talk, half the girls were crying, and most of the boys were struggling to hold their emotions together. One girl in particular was sobbing very hard. They all looked at her and she put her hand up. She said to him, "I am so sorry to interrupt, but can I come up and hug you?" She came hugged him in front of everyone, and whispered in his ear, "Thank you, thank you, thank you. No one has ever told me that they loved me and that I am beautiful the way I am."


Her gratitude inspired him to go across 44 countries and speak 2,000 times. He said that this event made him realize that we all need love and hope and that he was in a unique position to share that with people around the world.


c.     What was one thing you learned about this person that surprised you?

I've actually watched his lessons toward life once, he was so inspiring and positive that I could not think of him trying committing suicide. I thought he was a man born with all the happy energy.


d.     If you were asked to write a brief biography of this person, what three personal characteristics would you emphasize?

Buoyant, exuberant, prow!


3.     What did you learn about the person you searched? What did you learn about doing an Internet search?

I've learned how he became a motivational speaker as well as his adversity in early days. I've been actually searching a lot of information online, so it was nothing like a new ingenious invention. However it is really useful and easier tool to gather information than any other media.


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