My hero, David L., is 61 years old now. He has stuttered since he was a baby and many thought he was mentally retarded. An IQ test as child showed that he had an IQ of 140. He was the butt of everyone's jokes in high school. He never had the love of his father and lost a job just because he stuttered. He is my hero because despite this, he is a kind, loving man and a great dad. One of his goals in life is to be the dad that his dad never was. He works hard at everything he does, has a great career, and is an elite athlete with a loving family and friends. He is the best friend anyone can have. I, too, stutter and David who hardly knew me at the time, inspired and encouraged me to achieve success beyond my wildest dreams. He is also chairman of the American Institute for Stuttering and wants to ensure that no child endures what he did growing up. Although he has a heart condition with several stents in place, he is optimistic and joyful always and lives life to the fullest.
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