Michael Phelps
Bullying Survivor
Male | Baltimore, MD   United States
Michael Phelps was a kid with unwieldy limbs, "sticky-out ears," and a lisp.
Bullying Type: Emotional
Posted By: BullyVille
4/05/12 4:09 PM
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Before he became a record-breaking Olympian with a collection of gold medals to his name, Michael Phelps was a kid with unwieldy limbs, "sticky-out ears," and a lisp that caused him to be teased by his peers. Phelps has openly discussed his "deep hurt" over bullying early in life. He also dealt with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, for which he spent two years on medication. A teacher even told Phelps' mother, "He's not gifted. Your son will never be able to focus on anything." These days though, Phelps' trainer calls him the "motivation machine," explaining, "bad moods, good moods, he channels everything for gain."



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Posted By: Agent007 | 6/07/12 2:08 PM
That teacher has officially eaten his words,Good luck in London bring home some more gold!
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Name: Michael Phelps
Age: 31
Country: United States
Location: Baltimore, MD
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