NOVEMBER 2006

NOVEMBER - It is with great sadness that ELSA announces the death of board member Konrad Schäfers...

Konrad Schäfers
1953 - 2006
Konrad  Schaefers

It is with great sadness that ELSA and the BV announce that board member Konrad Schäfers died on 13 November 2006.

Konrad was taken ill early in the year with cancer of the bladder.  All those who knew of his operation had hoped that the cancer had gone.  Sadly, the cancer returned to his lower body in September.  He went into hospital in early November and was operated on again, but the cancer had spread so quickly there was nothing the surgeons or doctors could do.

He will be remembered by all as a dedicated worker for the Bundesvereinigung Stotterer-Selbsthilfe and the European League of Stuttering Associations. To many of us, he was a very good friend.

Konrad’s aim was always to raise awareness of stuttering and give help and support to people who stutter, parents of children who stutter, and speech professionals.

Through his work with the Bundesvereinigung Stotterer-Selbsthilfe and the European League of Stuttering Associations, Konrad touched thousands of people’s lives and he will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

Our thoughts are with Beate, Till and Anna Lena Schäfers.

Ruth Heap, Bundesvereinigung Stotterer-Selbsthilfe
Edwin Farr, European League of Stuttering Associations

The International Stuttering Association
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