He is a motivational speaker who was born with a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. Growing up, he struggled mentally, emotionally, and physically, but he eventually learned to accept his disability. At the age of 17, he started his own non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs. He gives motivational speeches to schools, churches, and corporate audiences around the world on living with a disability, hope, and finding meaning in life. He also speaks about his belief that God can use any willing heart to do His work and that God is big enough to overcome any and all disabilities, problems, and difficulties. Along with speaking and writing, he starred in the short film "The Butterfly Circus", which won the Doorpost Film Project's top prize of 2009, and the Best Short Film award at the Method Fest Film Festival, where he was also awarded Best Actor in a short film.
Born into a Serbian family in Brisbane, Australia, he says his parents struggled with accepting him and trusting God after he was born. As years passed, he too struggled with trusting God for himself. He said, "I challenged God. I said, 'God, I know that I'm a sinner. I know that I won't probably have peace until You're in my heart. But I will not let You in my heart until You answer me, why? Why did you take my arms and legs? Why didn't You give me what everybody else has? God, until You answer me that question, I will not serve You.' At age 8, he tried to commit suicide by drowning himself in a bathtub, but his love for his parents wouldn't let him do it. Soon after, his mother had him read a story about a severely disabled man. That man's story made a huge impact on him. He says, "I gave my life to Jesus Christ when I read John chapter 9 at age 15, where a man who was blind from birth was coming through a village. Jesus saw him.
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