Many babies are born healthy every day, with a purpose they will eventually fulfil. But what about those who don’t get such privileges, when they are diagnosed with life-disabling illnesses?
Many people are born with deformities or suffering from various issues like Down Syndrome, weak bones and so on. Some are born with no hands and some with no legs. How do they think of prospering and living life to the fullest?
God awards these special people with qualities such as patience and determination, and most importantly, these qualities are what carry their life. One such inspiration is Nicholas James Vujicic, a Serbian-Australian motivational speaker. He was born with Tetra-Amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of arms and legs. He is one of the seven known surviving individuals planet-wide who live with the syndrome. According to him: “No arms, no legs, no worries.”
Instead of letting his disability deter his life, he took it as a challenge. He went on to create an organisation, called ‘Life Without Limbs’, released motivational films, like ‘Life’s Greater Purpose’ and ‘Biography of a Determined Man of Faith’. He even wrote a book. Life has a lot more to give if you try, instead of sulking about disappointments.
Families gifted with children of determination overcome many obstacles and struggles, and help the children navigate through this suffering. Their stories are inspirational.
For such parents, gifted with such specially-abled children, remember God lets people face problems at a magnitude, which only they can handle. He provides miracles only to those, who are capable of understanding miracles.
- The reader is a student based in Dubai