By Arturo Lara
Johnny Damon, a two-time all-star major league baseball player, has won two World Series championships with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Damon is well versed in talking to reporters and gave hundreds of interviews in the clubhouse after games, so it may come as a surprise to many to hear that he also struggled with stuttering.
David Mitchell is an award-winning novelist from England, known for best-selling works such as Ghostwritten, Number9Dream, Cloud Atlas, and the semi-autobiographical novel about his struggle with speaking, Black Swan Green.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran shares about his stuttering during an AIS event June 8th in New York City.
While Sheeran may be famous now, he used to just be a bullied kid with a debilitating stutter, he shared. But one thing helped him overcome that stutter and a troubled childhood: Music.
When you hear about famous people who stutter, you often hear stories about the struggles they faced as a young child, before they outgrew or overcame their stuttering. Annie Glenn has a different story to tell. The wife of John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the earth, Annie Glenn lived a very public life with a severe stutter for more than 50 years.