A ten-year review of our amazing gala honorees.
Hector shares his experience at the recent AIS Public Speaking Workshop.
Vice President Joe Biden, our surprise special guest, gave an incredibly sincere, and moving speech opening up about growing up stuttering in the Biden family.
Honoree Bruce Willis explained that his dedication to AIS began when he attended a past gala and heard the power of the AIS young speakers’ speeches. He spoke of his own experiences as a child stuttering and advised that no one should ever feel that they are an outcast, because “you are not an outcast.”
Aaron Graff of Ferring Pharmaceuticals receives the Catherine Montgomery Advocacy Award for his dedication and personal contributions to the lives of people who stutter.
Yael shared her touching story, first as an AIS client working on her own stuttering, and then as the mother of two children who stutter.