A man without arms and legs … Many people immediately imagine the motivational speaker and author of many books, Nick Vuychich. This strong man, born without legs and arms, in his almost 40 years old knows how to skate, surf, use a computer and write books. It is enough to see the photo to understand that it is not in vain that he teaches people to be strong, to live and enjoy what is happening. There is everything in his life: family happiness, love and love.
Nick spoke about his future soulmate in these words: "I understand that I do not have hands to hold my wife's hand, but when the time comes, I will be able to hold her heart!" He turned out to be right: after moving to the United States, Nick met a girl named Kanae Miyahare.
In February 2012, they played a wedding, and exactly a year later, the wife gave birth to the eldest son, 2 years later another son was born, and a few years later, his beloved wife gave birth to twins - twin girls. All children are healthy and have no physiological or other abnormalities. But the most amazing thing is that not so long ago, by historical standards, there lived a man with an equally amazing fate, and with Russian roots
3:03 A dizzying career
7:04 Little Rich Man
Look at him - this is the son of the Ural merchant Nikolai Kobelkov, and his story is in some ways even more admired than the story of the famous Vuychich. In 1851, the 17th child was born in the family of the Ural merchant Kobelkov - a son who was named Nikolai. When the boy was born, the parents could not believe their eyes: the child had no legs, the left hand was also missing, and in place of the right one could see only a small stump.
Having recovered from the first shock, they gathered a council of the most eminent doctors - Vasily Kobelkov, Kolya's father, was the owner of gold mines in the Orenburg region. Of course, it was impossible to return the arms and legs - but the doctors at least helped to understand what had happened.
It turned out that in the womb, the boy's limbs were literally cut with amniotic constrictions - fibrous threads in the fetal bladder. Despite all the obvious difficulties, Kolya grew up as an inquisitive, cheerful boy. At two years old, he took his first "steps", and a year later he was playing with the neighbour's children, and everyone said that Nikolai Kobelkov knew how to "run" and "jump".
At the age of seven, the boy went to school. He read books all day, turning pages with his nose, and later he learned to write and draw by holding the pen between his chin and his right stump. Kolya was always smeared with ink, for which he was affectionately called the Blot at home. The boy's zeal did not go unnoticed: at the age of 18 he studied as an accountant and got a job. It was through it that all payrolls and account books in the gold mines of the Orenburg province passed.
By this time, the young man could do almost everything with his right kutya: thread a thread, tie a knot, throw a fishing rod. He even drove a troika of horses himself, tying the reins around his head. And this despite the fact that his height was only 80 centimeters. Dizzying career Nicholas's real passion was booths - circus performances, which attracted athletes, gymnasts and trainers from all over the country.
The most unusual artists also performed here - giants, dwarfs and bearded women. As it turned out, this hobby was not empty: Nikolai owes his dizzying career precisely to the theatrical craft. Once at a fair a young man was noticed by the famous entrepreneur Berg - and invited him to work in the St. Petersburg theater. So by the age of 20, Kobelkov refused to work in the mines for the sake of a career as an artist.
In St. Petersburg, the guy immediately conquered the audience - on stage he loaded a pistol with one right stump and pierced a candle light from the first shot. He also wrote in calligraphic handwriting, danced, jumped from chair to chair and fearlessly walked into the lions' cage. According to his grandson, Nikolai was paid 20 rubles for each performance (slightly less than the worker received at that time). Nikolai was so successful that he was even sent on a tour of Europe.
Everyone could easily repeat any of his tricks - but, even to pour water into a glass, Nikolai had to show such dexterity that his perseverance and willpower invariably delighted spectators in all countries.
In 1875, Kobelkov made his debut in the German city of Hamburg, where he earned 150 marks a week. And it was there that another significant meeting took place - Nikolai met the Viennese impresario August Schaaf, who invited him to perform in the Vienna Prater. This was the name of a large public park and recreation area in Vienna.