I live in Nigeria in a place that doesn’t have good internet connections and there are no ways to get speech therapy here that I know of. My name is Mansur and I’m 30 years old. I began stuttering at age 4. My stuttering under pressure is on around half of my words. My biggest problems were talking to authority figures. I loved read Lee’s book, 2nd Edition, in the summer of 2018 and I loved it. Just reading it reduced my stuttering by 20% or so. Then I began Skyping with Lee. The problem was that we lost our Skype connection lots of times. Still the Skypes helped. I began reading aloud a lot more and I worked on using his crutches. By early 2019, after half dozen or so Skypes, I had stopped appearing to have a speech disability. Lee’s book and Skyping with him have been the only things that have ever helped my speech. I wish that we had better Skype connections, but I don’t really have bad incidents anymore, and I’m gradually eliminating my silences. I feel much better about everything.
MANSUR, Nigeria, May 2019