Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child
The father of Nick Vujicic, one of the world's most beloved persons with a disability, shares candidly the mistakes and successes in raising a child with unique challenges--from birth to an independent and satisfying adulthood...Nick Vujicic, who was born with...
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The father of Nick Vujicic, one of the world's most beloved persons with a disability, shares candidly the mistakes and successes in raising a child with unique challenges--from birth to an independent and satisfying adulthood...Nick Vujicic, who was born with no arms or legs, has overcome steep challenges to now live what he describes as a "ridiculously good life." Nick, who travels worldwide and inspires millions via speaking and media appearances, is married and a father himself. He acknowledges that overcoming his physical challenges would have been impossible without the wise and effective efforts of his parents and family. In RAISING THE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT CHILD Nick's father, Boris, tells the story of what it took to parent such a unique child. And he offers insight and practical advice to any parent raising a child with special needs...Like most parents, Nick's father and mother had no warning or preparation on how to raise a child with a severe disability. They made their way by trial and error and have much empathy and hard-won wisdom to share with others in the same situation...
Boris Vujicic was born in Yugoslavia and later immigrated with his family to Australia. Boris met his wife, Dushka, a nurse, at church. After pursuing a business career, Boris and Dushka began starting new churches. The Vujicic family lived in the United States for several years in the 1990s before returning to Australia where they started another church and Boris resumed his
business computing career. The author also worked as a teacher and tutor for college students in computing and management classes. Once their children were grown and self-supporting, Boris and Dushka returned to California where their son Nick had established his Life Without Limbs organization. Boris now works with Life Without Limbs as the chief systems and financial officer.