Do Not Let Your Struggles Become Your Identity

Living with Hemiparesis

“How will you overcomeyours?”

This past Friday, on April 10, I was instructed by a professor of mine to attend at least one event during my university’s annual Communication (COMS) Week. After ultimately deciding to listen in on the Media Studies Alumni Panel, one made up of five fairly-recent graduates who now hold professional positions in either broadcast or print journalism and radio, I thought that I would merely be given advice on how to best prepare myself for the slew real-world opportunities to come.

Little did I know, however, that one of those individuals had a much greater story.

As mentioned briefly in the video above, Garrett Brumfield was born with Cerebral Palsy, and like the 17 million additional sufferers of this disability worldwide, he has had to overcome a number of physical and emotional challenges. Now, after years of having built his portfolio with behind-the-scenes experiences in both radio and television, Mr…

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