Thursday, March 12, 2015

S.A.Y. What is in your heart

Some of you have poked me in the last month asking why I am not blogging as frequently. Well, truth be told I have again been suffering with a back issue, which makes it oh so painful to sit, stand, walk or even lie down.

So besides being a touch grouchy, my working and sitting have concurrently waned, making me less likely to write. 

For this I apologize and have taken action to get my pesky and incredibly painful disk fixed tomorrow Vis a Vis back surgery.

However, I must write this blog to you today because it is the only time of the year that I ask you for money.

I want to tell you about a group of kids in an organization called S.A.Y. (Stuttering Association For The Young) who are among 70 million people who stutter on a daily basis, including 5% OF ALL CHILDREN ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Young people who stutter often face unimaginable fear, pain and cruelty from a world that doesn't seem to understand them.

Over time they recoil from the world, silencing themselves to hide their stutter, embarrassment and shame. Young people who stutter may also feel incredibly isolated and alone and many face daily teasing, ridicule and bullying.

Since 2001, SAY has offered comprehensive innovative programs that address the physical, social and emotional impacts of stuttering.

Our Mission is to empower young people who stutter and inspire the world to treat them with respect and compassion so they can achieve their dreams.Our Vision is to live in a world where every voice matters.

The Need.  This year alone SAY will award over $400,000 in financial aid to families in need. To date, NO child has been turned away due to a family’s inability to pay.

Your support helps SAY continue this important legacy. Won’t you be a part of the solution and make sure that every child, everywhere, has a voice.

On April 27th, 2015, we will be hosting our 13th annual benefit gala at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in NYC, NY. 

For more information about this event please visit or email

If you cannot make the event, please visit and click the button that says “DONATE.”

My heartfelt thanks to all of you for your support

Best regards                                                                                                  Fred Kaplowitz,                                                                           A Stutterer