(VOV) -Nick Vujicic enjoyed meeting his Vietnamese fans at the While Palace Conventional Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on May 22.
During his meeting he told the handicapped like him that they should love themselves and others.
Nick, born on December 4, 1982, is a Serbian Australian with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of arms and legs.
He has travelled to 24 countries in five continents to give lectures and inspire young people to overcome challenges in their daily life.
At the meeting, the organising board presented 24 cups and savings books worth VND20 million each for 24 strong-will people and 10 insignias and gifts to 10 philanthropists.
Among them is Nguyen Thi Bich Lan, who has translated Nick’s autobiographies into Vietnamese. Lan suffered serious illness and had to stop going to school when she was a little girl.
However, she managed to study English and gave tutorials for poor children in her hometown Thai Binh province.She decided to help herself by practicing to walk again and translating interesting English works, including Nick’s Life without Limits and Unstoppable.
Another one is Nguyen The Vinh, who lost his right hand at the age of eight. Vinh later spent more than three years learning to play the guitar and harmonica and has become a talented artist and dedicated teacher.
His (Huong Duong ) Sunflower Orphans and Disabled Patronage Center is now home to many disadvantaged students.
Despite being hard of hearing Nguyen Phi Long, Director of Phi Long Sand Painting Company in Binh Thuan province, has helped trained 280 people and created jobs for 80 workers.