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Watch a teenager bring his class to tears just by saying a few words.

There are many reasons so many of us stayed silent. In my own case, it was fear of losing my career and all I had worked for. In the case of this young man, it was his stammer, for which he was bullied into silence for years. He remained without a voice until an amazing teacher and coach came into his life.In his story and in his spirit I saw so much resilience and determination that I was myself “speechless" by the end, as if something had caught in my own throat. I believe in fact that it was joy. Watch and experience it for yourselves.

Watch a teenager bring his class to tears just by saying a few words.
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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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