No One Can Hold You Down

July 19, 2014 — 2 Comments

Evan Mercer was born deaf and didn’t start speaking until age 5 – but he did not let any of that stop him from choosing greatness! Here are some pieces of advice from his high school valedictorian speech:

  • Commit to protect your dreams always.
  • Find your own impossible and bring it to it’s knees.
  • Understand that no one can hold you down.
  • Make the choice to never stop moving forward.


2 responses to No One Can Hold You Down


    Amen to that 🙂 it’s so funny, in a interesting sense how people with disabilities are often not expected to do well in school. Yet then again, such beliefs make stories like this all the more inspirational. Good luck to that young man he is an inspiration to all those who are expected to do less to do more than expected. 🙂

    Monique O--Canada July 22, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Goosebumps after watching this! I wish I was made of the same stuff as Evan Mercer. He has courage and determination that is lacking in me.

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