An estimated 1pc of the population lives with a stammer, and Christie Toney is among them. But, like US presidential candidate Joe Biden, she has learnt to cope with the condition. Gabrielle Monaghan reports
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It’s extremely hard for me to put into words what this programme has done for me. I joined this programme at the age of 17, I was scared, embarrassed and ashamed of having a stammer, or being different from everyone my age! I had a multitude of tricks and avoidance behaviours. The first time I spoke to my own dad on a telephone was after my first McGuire course.
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