Nick Santonastasso was born with a rare condition known as Hanhart Syndrome. As a result of this syndrome, one can have many complications like missing limbs i.e. legs or arms, or having deformed arms and fingers and also including many other complications like small jaw or underdeveloped tongue, etc.
"Confidence is having a relationship with yourself that’s so good that you don’t care what anyone else thinks of you."
Nick Santonastasso was only given a 30 percent chance to survive in his life when he was born and today he is not just living but living his life to the fullest with the best health, success, and relationship by his sides.
Nick Santonastasso who is a motivational speaker and fitness model, was once really depressed in his early years of age and always used to ask him why it was him who had to face troubles?
His life changed only after he started to train for wrestling and gained confidence in his body and ability.
Nick's parents were a catalyst in his being independent. They always wanted him to become an independent person who could do everything himself. Whilst talking for an interview, he said:
“My parents sat me down and said ‘Nick, the world’s not going to stop for you because you’re born like this. Mom and dad are not going to be here forever, you’re going to have to figure out how to do each and everything your way."
Although Nick had low points up till he reached high school, when he came to the Sophomore year, he knew that wanted to do something different to uplift himself. He made it to his university team based on his wrestling skills. Nick did not look back after gaining his confidence and his goal of life that was to inspire others to do and give their best.
“The only limits we have are the ones we put on ourselves, and the only person who can make a change in your life is you."
“I could sit here in this chair and moan and complain about being born with no legs and one arm. Or I could go do something about it. I could go make something of it.”
Nick Santonastasso now wants to inspire people rather than complaining about his life. He wants people to know that nothing can stop them from becoming the best version of themselves. As per him, if he can do everything despite having no legs or arms, then others can achieve anything as well.
Nick is not only inspiring other people, but he has also inspired the famous Rock (Dwayne Johnson) as well. Both were at the same gym, where when fans were excited to meet Dwayne, he was inclined to meet Nick and later on, he posted his picture on Instagram and penned down a beautiful caption saying:
"We chatted after my workout about the power of choice. He said, I could've been pissed at the world for being born like this, but instead I choose to live life to the fullest, be happy and crush everything I put my mind to, and hopefully, I can inspire people to do the same.
Life deals us cards on a daily basis, but we always get to decide how we're gonna play 'em.
Keep crushing life my man and inspiring all those around you.
And thank you for helping frame my perspective on life just a little bit more."
Nick Santonastasso's physical fitness has boosted him a lot and now he is not only a motivational speaker but also a fitness model, trainer and entrepreneur.
Nick has not only given a perspective on being independent but he has also shown the world that if you love yourself first and find your own worth first, the right people will come to you at the right time themselves. He now has a loving and beautiful girlfriend, who is also a fitness coach and by his side all the time.
"That there is no rush and the universe has its ways of showing you who the right and wrong people are in your life."
Excuses should never be a part of one's life. If a person has a fighter spirit and acknowledges that his/her worth will only be defined by himself, then there is no looking back on life. The only thing you can then incorporate in your life is success and happiness with a bonus of real and beautiful relationships.
Do let us know your thoughts about the life story of Nick Santonastasso and how it has inspired you to do something that you were reluctant about.
“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it's enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”
Richelle E. Goodrich