From the time I began, it was clear something was up, and while I was still a small child, I was diagnosed with a severe stuttering disorder. As though that weren’t bad enough, I was told throughout my life not to expect much because I would be working on cars or packing bags at the local supermarket…if I was lucky. Everyone in the school system had the same story, over and over again. I heard I was never going to amount to anything due to this stuttering disorder. I wasn’t so sure.
I was sent to speech therapy for years and had multiple procedures to attempt to “correct” my condition. Nothing worked.