August 4, 2020 - October 29, 2020
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Mr Central Florida
My name is Steven Czop, I am an active member in the Lakeland community and currently a firefighter at the Lakeland Fire Department. As someone who consistently sees the change in the our wonderful city, one thing that remains consistent is the positive influence the Florida Speech and Hearing Center has on the area. They are welcoming, give back the same generosity that they receive, and never miss an opportunity to positivly change other people's lives. These are strong characteristics I like to align myself with so when the opportunity to run for Mr.Central Florida presented itself, I couldn't say no. What also has driven my desire to participate is the fact that my personal life has been positivly impacted from organizations such as this. When my sister was adopted as a baby we discovered she was deaf in both ears and was eligible to receive cochlear implants. Without the services available, I may have never been blessed to have the same communication, bond, or relationship I have developed with her. Organizations like the Florida Speech and Hearing Center break barriers, they set new standards and goals for people such as my sister. They provide a foundation of success in a majority hearing world and open up so many doors that may have been shut without their support and services. What better way for me to show my appreciation for everything they have done for me and my family, represent my sister, and act as an ambassador for my department than to give my all into becoming your next Mr.Central Florida. I am lucky to have the opportunity to be apart of the Florida Speech and Hearing Center's effort to change the way we communicate in the world one child at a time.