If you’ve ever looked at yourself in the mirror and got annoyed your body isn’t perfect – perhaps, Claudio Vieira de Oliveira will give you a sense of perspective and make you appreciate what you have.
A man born with physical disabilities so severe his head is upside-down has defied the odds to become an inspirational public speaker.
Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, 37, is the man born with his neck folded back on itself – as well as badly deformed legs and almost no use of his arms and hands.
He was born with congenital arthogryposis, deformities so extreme that his mum was advised by doctors to let him die.
Luckily for him she didn’t listen, and he’s gone on to prove to the world that he can do what anyone can do, and probably do it better.
Doctors told his mother to stop feeding him as a newborn as they believed he had no chance of survival.
But Claudio from Monte Santo, Brazil, has overcome his extreme disadvantages to graduate as an accountant and become a public speaker.