About the Authors:
|Alex Leyva: Alex is the PROUD dad of a person who stutters, he is married to Julie and is an assistant to the El Paso NSA Family Chapter. He recently became involved and is actively participating in the United States NSA Military Support Network to create awareness within the military. Alex owns a general contracting and maintenance business.|
|Darian Leyva: Darian is the PROUD twin brother of a person who stutters. At 18 years old, he graduated from high school this past June and has made the brave choice to serve his country in the ARMY National Guard. Darian is an assistant to the El Paso NSA Family Chapter and is a huge supporter of the United States NSA Military Support Network. Darian’s goal is to create an awareness about stuttering for our military forces.|
|Diego Leyva: Diego is an 18 year old person who stutters. He recently started his college career and is determined to graduate with a business degree. His goal is to open his own business in the restaurant industry. Diego is the Co-Chapter Leader of the El Paso NSA Family Chapter. His sense of community is to offer support and guidance for children and teens who stutter.|
|Julie Daskalakis: Julie is the PROUD momma of a person who stutters. Her son is 18 years old and just started college. Julie is an active member of the National Stuttering Association and is dedicated to serving the local stuttering community. She is the Chapter Leader of the 1st NSA Family Chapter in El Paso, Texas. Her son, Diego, is the Co-Chapter Leader. Julie also serves as a member of the United States National Stuttering Association’s Military Support Network. When Julie is not dedicating her time to her family, she manages a full time job in the insurance industry.|
This video depicts the family of a young man who stutters who wants to serve his country by enlisting in the United States Army National Guard. The parents and brother speak their mind about the importance of not letting a stutter limit one’s career goals and lifelong dreams.
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