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Emily Blunt finds 'real sense of purpose' in helping people who stutter

Source : IANS 2021-06-05 22:14:12


British actress Emily Blunt says she finds "a real sense of purpose" helping out those who stutter. Given the fact she overcame a stammer and went onto become a Hollywood star, the 38-year-old actress feels it is her duty to help others deal with the issue.

Blunt has been associated with the American Institute Of Stuttering, and she says she understands the "anguish" of people who stammer.

"I feel like I have a real sense of purpose with this foundation because it's so personal to me. I understand the anguish that these kids and adults are going through. There's a lot of misinformation out there about stuttering, so it's my job to enlighten people on what it's about -- that it's not anxiety-ridden, it's not that you have a mental disability, and it's not that you have a nervous disposition. It's neurological, it's genetic, and it's nobody's fault, and kids can do nothing about it," Blunt says, according to a femalefirst.com report.