Your article “Marathon golfer raises $2,600, golfs 126 holes to support Stuttering Foundation” (July 9-15, 2014, issue) about Matthew Sander was music to my ears. We always read about people running marathons to raise funds for causes like autism, Alzheimer’s, MS, etc. It is about time that stuttering gets some attention, just like these so many other worthy causes.
In the article, Mr. Sander made the statement that so many families do not know where to turn for help. While he is totally right, the situation is even worse for the Spanish-speaking community in the U.S. The website of The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org) is famous for its free resources in the forms of streaming videos, downloadable literature and so much more. It is a wealth of information. To aid the Hispanic population in the U.S., The Stuttering Foundation has a Spanish-language version of its website at www.tartamudez.org. It is regular that Spanish-speaking parents do not know where to turn to help their child who stutters, while adults who stutter do not know where to turn as well. Unfortunately, so many Latin American nations lag behind in terms of speech services, so tartamudez.org serves to help people who stutter in those countries as well.
Since this was the third consecutive year that Matthew Sander raised funds for The Stuttering Foundation by playing golf, I look forward to your article next year for his fourth year of doing such a great thing to help kids who stutter.
South Bend, Ind.
From the July 23-29, 2014, issue