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A Baby Born With An Upside-Down Head Became A Motivational Speaker

Claudio Vieira de Oliveira was born with an upside-down head because of a condition called arthrogryposis. Doctors in his home country of Brazil advised his mother to just let him starve to death, but today she’s extremely glad she didn’t do that and continued to feed the newborn instead.

Claudio can’t use his limbs due to his condition, but by using a pen in his mouth he’s able to type and use a computer. With his lips, he uses a computer mouse and even phones! Today, he is 37 years old and an accountant. He is also a motivational speaker!

With adversity dealt to him in large doses starting at birth, Claudio’s will to survive and thrive would not be tamed. At just 8 years old, he figured out how to walk on his knees. He succeeded in school and graduated as an accountant from the State University of Feira de Santana. He also returns to the university often to give motivational talks to students.

His story is remarkably uplifting and we wish Claudio all the best. He is a boss!




About Sascha Brian

Sascha Brian
Known around here as "the German", I am indeed German, but have also spent some time traveling the world. With 10 years of my life spent in the United States, rumor has it that I may even know how to grill a great burger. I don't wear socks with sandals any longer, but I still drink beer and eat sauerkraut like a German. When I'm not writing about motivational and inspirational people on Like A Boss, I can usually be found lifting things up and putting them back down in my garage gym (a.k.a. the dungeon).

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