Sunday, May 17, 2009
My 11 year old daugher helps spread the word about National Stuttering Awareness Week
This post is dedicated to my 11 year old daughter, Leah, who is such a leader and a warm compassinate child. (Afterall she is vice president of the 5th grade class) and Pamela Mertz, a career counselor who considers herself a covert PWS. I consider her a wonderful woman with incredible strength. Pam put herself out there in the schools and promoted National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 11 to May 17. I showed my daughter the clip. She immediately went to her school the next day and told her teacher that her mom who is a SLP and PWS wanted to come in and educate the class. How wonderful for an 11 year old to not have any shame in her mom coming in and was proud that her mom stuttered and could educate her friends and classmates. I am going in this weekand want to thank these two wonderful people for their encouragement and support. I also want to thank Mrs. Consiglio for telling Leah she would be honored to have her mother come in and realized the importance of this for both myself, Leah and the stuttering community.