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Oscar was born with a lisp and struggled when speaking in front of others. He grew up hearing whispered comments about his defect and became determined to make his own way to succeed.

Oscar worked hard to include himself and challenge his defect. He joined speech contests and volunteered to interact with as many different people as he could. With each activity, Oscar grew confident with his lisp, and dedicated himself to sharing his story and inspiring others to be less deterred by a lisp.

Oscar became a motivational speaker and, on an interview, was asked, “Oscar, have you ever wished to have a life without a lisp?”

“Truthfully, my lisp never prevented me from living; it was a personal challenge. Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them are what makes life meaningful. I don’t think I’d feel this successful if I didn’t have my lisp to challenge me along the way.”

 

Inspired by “Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them are what makes life meaningful.” -Joshua J. Marine