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An Open Letter

Anna and her wagon at the 2011 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech, Salem OR

Photo: Kathleen Harris

My latest post at Apraxia-KIDS is an open letter to a very generous individual whose name I may never know:

An Open Letter
by David Ozab

To the anonymous donor who gave $60 to Team Anna for our 2012 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech:

I want to say “thank you.” I know the chances of you reading this post are very small—perhaps infinitesimal—but on the slight chance you see a link to this post, I want to tell you a bit about the girl you’re supporting and the many kids like her.

Anna is an amazing girl. I know I’m biased since I’m her dad, but she really is. She is six-and-a-half and she just started first grade: she loves to read, to swim, and to perform for anyone who’ll watch, or when she’s alone in front of a mirror. She wants to be an actress and I think she’ll be a good one: we’re looking into classes for next spring.

But to act she has to be understood and that’s a challenge for her . . .

Continue reading at Apraxia-KIDS.


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