‘I realised why God had made us like this – to give hope to others. It was so inspirational to me that I decided to use my life to encourage other people and give them the courage that the article had given me.
Enlarge Nick at just six months old

Nick at just six months old

‘I decided to be thankful for what I do have, not get angry about what I don’t.

‘I looked at myself in the mirror and said: ‘You know what the world is right that I have no arms or legs, but they’ll never take away the beauty of my eyes.’ I wanted to concentrate on something good that I had.’