Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 19, 2012

'World told me I was weird'

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LAPEL, Ind. —

Six years ago, while traveling the world to deliver his message, Vujicic encountered a baby boy who also had no limbs. “When you don’t get a miracle, it doesn’t mean you can’t be a miracle for someone else,” he said.

Vujicic is now married with a child on the way. He’s influenced others, gone skydiving, surfing and fishing.

He said people can’t change the world until they’ve changed themselves and helped those around them.

“Don’t be afraid to be different, to be you,” he said.

Some think money and good lucks equal happiness, “but if my mom dies tonight, a billion dollars can’t fill my soul,” he said.

Back in 2008, he met a wealthy banker whose teenage daughter had been told she was ugly, even though she was beautiful; she wouldn’t eat due to the criticism.

He said people should love themselves and give their “broken pieces” a chance with someone who really loves them.

"I'm a work in progress and so are you,” he said. “Every failure is a step closer to success.”

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Dani Palmer is a reporter for The Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Ind.

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