How A Family Learned To Embrace Stuttering And A Life Changing Meet-Up With MLB Player George Springer

Season 2
22m | Jun 16, 2023

A few months ago, the MLB released a video of 10 Year-Old Mateo Sanchez and professional baseball player George Springer. The special bond between these two was palpable. Also featured was father Jesse Sanchez.

The MLB video was inspiration for this interview with both Mateo and father Jesse.

Mateo, the show's youngest podcast guest, has been stuttering his entire life. In this special episode of Proud Stutter, Maya interviews Mateo and his father about both of their stuttering journeys - Mateo as a young boy who stutters, and Jesse, a parent of a stutterer.

Jesse talks about how he learned to embrace stuttering as part of Mateo's identity, rather than trying to find a quick fix. Jesse also talks about the power of the connection between Mateo and Springer, and how it inspired Matteo to start raising awareness of stuttering in his school.

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