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Veteran Dad Struggles With Stammer While Reading Out Loud, So Daughter Helps Him With Some Words

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

Many of us think that being able to speak clearly and confidently is a given ability. We take it for granted on a daily basis, in every conversation we have.

But what may enable us to appreciate our abilities so much more is one dad’s struggle to read to his daughter.

Lance Lambert is a veteran from Texas. He has survived two tours in Iraq, but he is still trying to overcome the biggest hurdle yet: reading to his 6-year-old daughter, Avery.

Lambert suffers from a stutter, which he’s had for his entire life. It’s left him depressed and sad, especially when he realized that reading a bedtime story to her would be especially difficult.

He’s even apologized to her for it, but she brushes him off, telling her dad that it made her love him more.

In the home video, Lambert reads Aladdin to Avery. It’s touching to see them together: she even lovingly helps him with the words he’s stuck on.

If anything, it’s his daughter’s love and understanding that is helping the veteran overcome this hurdle one step at a time, especially when he’s not feeling as confident about being a good father.

He’s hoping that his touching videos will help other people with stutters, especially parents, and raise awareness about the condition.

Please SHARE if the love between this father and daughter is apparent, and if it brought you to tears!

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