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UFC Superstar Ronda Rousey Reveals Battle Against Apraxia

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It was a hunch that only Ronda Rousey herself could confirm. When speech pathologist Laura Smith learned that Ronda Rousey was coming to Denver to sign copies of her new book, My Fight/Your Fight (Regan Arts, 2015), she took a chance that the UFC women’s bantamweight champion might confirm that the disorder she had overcome as a child was apraxia. Apraxia is caused by a physical injury, in Rousey’s case being born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck, which makes planning words or movements extremely difficult.  As someone known for her intelligence and physical coordination (she was the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in judo) who better to inspire children who must endure the rigorous…

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