According to Daily Mail, Claudio Viera de Oliveira was born with a severe deformity that gave him underdeveloped limbs and an upside-down head. And yet, at 40 years of age, this guy is defying all expectations.
Mr Oliveria from Monte Santo in Brazil, was born with arthrogryposis, a rare condition that fuses his joints together, which left him with his head upside down and facing the wrong way.
When Mr Oliveria was born, doctors told his mother, Maria Jose Vieira Martins, she should starve him to death as he was born with a rare condition of the joints that left him with severely deformed limbs … and an upside-down head.
Claudio’s mother was advised by the doctors to allow him to die by starving him.
“People started to tell me that my baby was going to die because he could hardly breathe when he was born. Some told me not to feed him.” – Claudio’s mother told Daily Mail
But this inspirational man, from Monte Santo, Brazil, has proven them all wrong by overcoming his extreme disadvantages to graduate from university as an accountant and become a public speaker.
And now Mr Oliveria has publishes his first book, called ‘El mundo esta a contramano’ (The world is the wrong way around), which was launched at the Art Museum of the city of Sao Paulo, in the south-eastern Brazilian.
He said: “Since I was a child I’ve always liked to keep myself busy and work – I don’t like to depend totally on other people.
“I do a bit of accounting, research for clients and consulting. I have learned to turn on the TV, pick up my cell phone, turn on the radio, use the internet, my computer – I do it all by myself.”