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Be Inspired: Student Overcomes
Stutter, Gives Awesome Graduation Speech

Daily Caller, by Robby Soave

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/19/2014 5:53:20 PM

An Indiana University senior gave an inspiring commencement address to fellow graduating students earlier this week that was all the more impressive because of the handicap he had to overcome to deliver the speech. Parker Mantell, a political science major who interned for prominent Republican leaders like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has a speech impediment, and stutters when he speaks. But that didn’t stop him from delivering a rousing speech about how his IU education helped him overcome his aversion to public speaking by instilling him with confidence. “As a person who stutters, I

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Edgelady, 5/19/2014 7:56:05 PM     (No. 9854759)

Wow! Good for him - it takes a lot of courage and determination to accomplish what he did!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: beancounter, 5/19/2014 9:54:13 PM     (No. 9854832)

True story: I went to high school with someone who had a lisp when she was a little kid. Someone told her parents that it would help if they had her learn to play the flute. She went on to be her high school class valedictorian and then a career as a radio broadcaster.

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