A Voice Worth Voicing

Scholarship Entrant: Lydia from New Philadelphia, Ohio
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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If I could earn a living doing what I love most, I would work with children as a speech pathologist. I want to be able to watch and become invested in a child’s journey as I help them various speech disorders. Many kids with a speech disorder experience bullying and feel isolated and I want to be able to change that in a kid’s life. Every kid is different and learns differently, so I want to get to know my patients on a personal level in order to find what therapy works best for them. A unique child deserves a specialized therapy. A child with a speech disorder already feels written off every time they open their mouth and I want to be the person who makes them realize that they deserved to be heard no matter what the world thinks of them. I want my patients to realize how powerful words can be and how their disorder should not stop them from speaking. Children already have a lot to deal with through their everyday life and I want to be the one who shows them that they can overcome their obstacles no matter what the world tells them. Their voice is just as powerful as everyone else, and no disorder should discourage that.

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