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Brazilian man born with head upside-down defies the odds

01 September 2014, 15:15

Lagos – A man who was born with his neck folded back, as well as arms and legs that are severely deformed, has beat the odds and has become a motivational speaker and accountant, Mirror reports.

Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, 37, from Monte Santo, Brazil, has risen above his disadvantages to finish high school and to graduate from the State University of Feira de Santana with a degree in accountancy. He now also works as a public speaker.

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Even though doctors told his mother that she should stop feeding him when he was a newborn because he had no chance of survival, he has learnt to do simple tasks like using computers and cell phones by himself. He also has special shoes that allows him to walk as he cannot use a wheelchair.

De Oliveira tells the public in his talks that he was able to adapt his body to the world and he does not see himself as being different.

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