Stuttering Reigns King at the OscarsBy The Stuttering Foundation, PRNE
Sunday, February 27, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, February 28, 2011 - Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org),
issued the following reaction to the Oscar awards:
"It is an eloquently golden night for people who stutter. The King's
Speech has been a godsend for the entire stuttering community.
"Tom Hooper gave us an inspirational hero, David Seidler gave us an
impassioned voice, Helena Bonham Carter gave us a forceful yet supportive
spouse, and Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush portrayed the perfect relationship
between therapist and patient, an alliance built upon unbreakable trust,
mutual respect and lifelong friendship.
"We salute tonight's Oscar winners, including Best Movie The King's
Speech, Best Director Tom Hooper, Best Original Screenplay David Seidler,
Best Leading Actor Colin Firth, and the entire cast and crew, for their
courage, grace and humanity in making this film for audiences to appreciate.
"The real winners tonight, however, are people who stutter, especially
those who require the courage of a King to cope with stuttering on a daily
Foundation Spokesperson Jane Fraser
Jane Fraser is president of The Stuttering Foundation and co-author of If
Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents, 8th edition. She is also vice
president of the Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood,
Michael Palin Centre, in London.
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About the Foundation
Malcolm Fraser felt the same dread of speaking in public that King George
VI experienced in the 1940s. Inspired by the plight of "Bertie", Fraser, a
successful businessman and stutterer, went on to establish and endow the
64-year-old nonprofit Foundation in 1947. The Foundation provides a toll-free
helpline, 800-992-9392, and free online resources on its Website,
www.stutteringhelp.org, including services, referrals and support to people
who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the
causes of stuttering. Please visit us at www.stutteringhelp.org.
Greg Wilson, +1-571-239-7474, gregwilsonpr at gmail.com
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