Article from the Herald News of Alabama
Photo courtesy of Earline Banks.
LEEDS, AL – Herald News has just reported on the Toby Bank Benefit Foundation awarding a Speecheasy device last month, and they are fortunate enough to have raised enough money to award a second of these worthwhile devices that aid those with severe stuttering problems.Deborah Boswell (Speech Therapist) inserts Speecheasy device into Michael Mearns ear. Photo courtesy of Earline Banks. (click for larger image)
The second device was presented to Michael Mearns and he is 48 years old. He has been a stutterer since early childhood. Being classified as a “severe” stutterer has caused him much pain and embarrassment. He said ” without question the most difficult time period for me was being a teenager and going through school.” He is now a letter carrier. Because of his stuttering, he has missed out on many opportunities for employment.
He appreciates the Toby Banks Foundation giving him this device that will help him with his stuttering. He said he looks forward to talking on the phone and ordering at restaurants.
We, as the committee for the Toby Banks Foundation, want to thank each person that has participated in any way in the golf tournaments over the years. Without your help we would not be celebrating our 10th anniversary this year, said Earline Banks of the Foundation Committee. If you are interested in participating by donations, hole sponsorship or team sponsorship, you can call Earline Banks @ 699-8805, Donny Fulmer @699-7286 or Gary Anderson @699-2605.
The 2012 tournament is Monday June 18th and there is still time to call and get involved.
L-R – Deborah Boswell, Michael Mearns, Toby Banks, Donny Fulmer, Earline Banks.
The original article can be found here.