You may know that Ronda Rousey is a mixed martial artist, judoka, and actress, overcame Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She has been acclaimed as the most "dominant active athlete" and "the Best Female Athlete Ever."

But did you know...

“In her first six years, nobody knew whether she’d ever speak an intelligent sentence, such were the after effects of being born with an umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. It could be that her gibberish and mumblings were signs of brain damage. No one knew..." - Rolling Stone 

Long before Ronda Rousey stepped into a ring she had already come up against many battles, one of those battles being the motor-speech disorder Apraxia. 

Ronda fought Apraxia. 

And she won.

Ronda Rousey Knocked Out Apraxia. 

She won with the support of her family and intensive speech therapy...

...but she won.

We know that overcoming Apraxia isn't just about the individual, it's about a community that is educated. A community that understands the struggles and respects the differences our children may have.

But we are committed to winning this fight... committed to maintaining hope.

The kind of hope I’m talking about is the belief that something good will come. That everything you’re going through and everything you’ve gone through will be worth the struggles and frustrations. The kind of hope I’m talking about is a deep belief that the world can be changed, that the impossible is possible.” - Ronda Rousey