MY STORY: 6 years ago I had the life changing experience of attending the intensive stuttering treatment program offered at the Speech and Stuttering Institute. Part of what made this experience so profound for me was that it was at this program that I met another person who stutters for the first time in my life. With that experience alone, the feelings of isolation and disconnection associated with stuttering in emotional solitude began to heal. My Speech-Language Pathologist, Marni Kinder, further created an environment of empowerment as she help me morph my voice from something I hid and was ashamed of to something I was proud and exciting to share. The 3 weeks of intensive therapy and year of follow ups was the spark to a new fire in my life. No longer was my life built around my stutter, my voice became a tool to build my ideal future.
VISION: This is my third year fundraising for the Speech and Stuttering Institute. Every year with the goal of making sure nobody misses out on this life changing experience for financial reasons.
SPREADING AWARENESS: For this year I plan to spread more awareness of what stuttering is all about by posting daily Instagram videos of me walking and talking about various topics in the stuttering community! My goal is to provide insight into the unique experience of a person who stutters and to spread resources and information. Follow on my Instagram using the link bellow for these videos and please share to spread awareness!