“I HAVE NEVER CONTEMPLATED GIVING UP”
Monte Santo, Brazil – Claudio Vieira de Oliveira was born with Congenital Malformation, his legs are badly formed and his arms are of little use. He also suffers no pain from his deformity.
His vertebral column has twisted back so severely, that his head rest fully backwards upon his spine.
“When I was born, the doctor said I wouldn’t live longer than 24 hours.”1
According to Oliveria, no one has ever been able to explain the reason why he was born with this disability.
His family had lost faith in doctors opinions, and never took him back to the hospital.
Oliveria has overcome his extreme disadvantages with his disability and graduated as well as becoming public inspirational speaker.