“The way it changed things for me is I used to be afraid of talking on the phone. That’s no longer the situation for me,” said Holm, of Oakwood.
Holm now works in the Montgomery County auditor’s office, delivering mail and working on special projects, he said.
Annie Glenn died Tuesday at age 100 of COVID-19.
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Although first known as the wife of astronaut and politician John Glenn, Annie Glenn overcame a severe stuttering affliction and became an advocate for people with disabilities.
Annie Glenn didn’t realize the extent of her stuttering problem until she failed to recite a poem in her sixth grade class. She was an 85% stutterer, meaning she got hung up on 85% of her words. She lived in fear of basic tasks, such as using the telephone or going shopping.
Five decades later, she attended a fluency shaping program at Hollis, where she re-learned how to speak.
“I was like a butterfly let out of a cocoon,” she told Dayton area students in 2001.