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  • Annemiek

    April 30, 2006 at 5:24 pm

    You have a daughter to be proud off. Great how she is facing life head on, instead of hide. My oldest brother stutters too, it was always very hard on him. For him some speech therapy has worked somewhat, he still stutters but less. He too faces life head on, and is in a managers position in engineering.

  • TC

    April 30, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    Good for her! She’s facing the world head on(and I think I know where she gets it from).

  • difficult patient
    difficult patient

    April 30, 2006 at 9:40 pm

    I’m inspired . . .Thanks for sharing, Kim. And thank you Lillian for being a great example!

  • DisappearingJohn

    April 30, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    Sounds like you definitely have a reason to be unbiased! (and proud)

  • Robin

    May 1, 2006 at 4:39 am

    I’m glad to have heard your daughter’s story. I see the point of this whole day now.

    Thanks Kim.

  • Attila the Mom
    Attila the Mom

    May 1, 2006 at 8:44 am

    What a beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing your daughter’s story.

  • may

    May 1, 2006 at 10:33 am

    and i am proud of her too…

  • Jodi

    May 1, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    What a remarkable person your daughter is. Make sure you tell her that for me, OK?

  • Kelly

    May 1, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    Wow. Having grown up with a Father who stuttered, I can understand some of what you experienced. Having a child with a disability, who also has a normal appearance… well I can relate to that as well.

    Beautiful post, and your daughter is simply amazing!

  • Gimpy Mumpy
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    May 1, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    So glad to have found your blog!

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  • missbhavens

    May 1, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    Stuttering is one of those speech disorders that is wildly difficult to overcome. We can’t even agree on the etiology! My original degree was in Speech Pathology, and we spent some time at a school in NYC where the therapy consisted mainly of gaining control of one’s stuttering by speaking extremely, extremely slowly. Then gradually speeding up. The students would go out to the park with tape recorders and ask folks to be their conversationalists. It worked for some people short term, but they seemed to lapse after awhile–possibly because speaking at at rate that makes asking “what time is it?” a 3- minute endeavor is not much better than stuttering out the same sentance, socially speaking! Good for her. She’s obviously a strong one! Gee…I wonder where she gets that from!?

  • Colin

    May 1, 2006 at 6:59 pm

    Once more you prove your mettle as a writer and as a person with important experiences to share.

    I must confess I had forgotten your daughter was in Portland. Send her to Island Joe’s one day! SW 6th and Alder. If I’m there (alas unusual these days), or you prearrange with me, her meal is on me!

    Best regards,
    Colin (aka Island Joe).

  • Rhonda

    May 1, 2006 at 7:34 pm

    This was beautiful and brought me to tears. I’m so glad I stopped by!

    Thank you for writing it.

  • Kelly

    May 1, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    Just to let you know, I was thinking about this post and your daughter this evening when I was out at a restaurant.

    The waiter stuttered.

    So I smiled.

    And silently cheered him on.

    Thank you for making all of us aware of an “unsilent” disability.

  • Hannah

    May 3, 2006 at 10:47 am

    What a lovely tribute…perhaps one of my favorite Kim posts ever.


  • Jo

    May 3, 2006 at 2:51 pm

    We had the privilege of meeting Lillian at Christmas when she visited with our son. She is indeed a beautiful young women. The whole family was very impressed with her. We hope she visits again.

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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