I had people in my life who didn't give up on me: my mother, my aunt, my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me.
I have always maintained the importance of Aunts
Your Day Is Your Life
Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
John F. Kennedy