HONORING: Dr. Cleavon Gilman – Emergency Medicine Physician
GALA CHAIRS: The Moglia Family Foundation, Maria & Fred Ragucci
GALA CO-CHAIRS: Guggenheim Securities, Lackland H. Bloom, III, Timothy Pfeifer
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We are so very grateful to everyone who tuned in and supported our Virtual 2021 Annual Gala.
Deepest thanks to Kelli O’Hara, Nicki Richards, Everett Bradley, ASL Interpreter, Billy Sanders, our SAY: Hero Award Honoree, Dr. Cleavon Gilman, and the kids, alumni, and community of SAY & SAY: DC for coming together in joy and love to make our 2021 Gala such a memorable night and a HUGE highlight of our National Stuttering Awareness Week celebration!
Our full Virtual 2021 Gala broadcast is available to watch any time at SAYGala.org!
Dr. Cleavon Gilman is an emergency room physician and a person who stutters. He grew up in New Jersey, then served 5 years in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. After returning from the Iraq War in 2004, Dr. Gilman began his journey to become an ER doctor and graduated from UC Berkeley in 2009. He earned his Medical Degree at UC San Francisco Medical School and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at New York-Presbyterian in New York City.
Dr. Gilman is an outspoken public health advocate who chronicled the realities of the COVID-19 outbreak from the front lines, and continues to raise awareness about the coronavirus pandemic. SAY is thrilled to honor Dr. Cleavon Gilman with the SAY: Hero Award for his enormous contributions to the health and safety of our country, and as a shining example to the stuttering community!
It’s a great honor to receive the SAY: Hero Award. I’ve had a very circuitous path to becoming an emergency medicine physician, which has been difficult for many reasons, including being a person who stutters. I’m looking forward to working with the SAY community to help young people who stutter realize their dreams.
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