College grad with stutter gives inspiring commencement speech


A college speaker truly inspired his fellow graduates this year telling them "dare instead of doubt."

According to Huffington Post, Parker Mantell was given the honor of being the student commencement speaker for Indiana University despite having a disability -- stuttering. 

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He cited Beethoven's deafness, Ray Charles' blindness and Albert Einstein's dyslexia as conquered disability to be great according to Business Insider

Mantell, according to the Indiana Daily Student, also didn't let his disability stop him, and he went on to intern at the Washington, D.C., offices of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Sen. Marco Rubio, as well as the office of  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. 

Read his entire speech here on the Huffington Post



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