Personal Narrative: The Adversity Of Stuttering

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As a child, I felt overwhelmed with the adversity of stuttering. Not only did I feel linguistically handicapped, but I also had low self-esteem. While I still stutter, I have improved an ineffable amount and through the progression, I discovered my passion for the brain. I learned that the majority of the discrepancy between my speaking and others started with the brain. In addition, my father specialized in neuropathology at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He pushed my growing interest for neuroscience and mental health. With his presence, I also learned to overcome adversity and to always seek knowledge. Because of this, I attended the University of Tennessee’s Stuttering and Research Program to research about the interdependence between stuttering
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