Mr. D's Writing A Book!

$4,900 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 23 months
Claire Lazar
on behalf of Scott Douthit

"How many times do you read a street sign for directions? What if you can't read it? Put yourself in those shoes. Can you imagine not being able to recite the alphabet in your 60s? Or not be able to read a street sign while driving. What would you call a person like that, smart, intelligent, insightful? How about lazy, stupid or dumb.
There was a saying I would hear lot when I was a kid. “Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt you”. Words will never hurt in less of course you believe them. If you believe those words like, lazy, stupid, and dumb then that's exactly what you become. If you are told that you’re stupid because you can't memorize the alphabet enough times, that's exactly what you start to believe, that you're stupid because you can't memorize the alphabet like everyone else can.
I know how that feels to be called stupid, lazy, dumb and worse. I know how it feels to be that kid that nobody understood, to be that kid that nobody wanted to be around. A kid who just want to disappear into the darkness and never come out.
But I did come out of the darkness. I did overcome the labels of stupid, lazy and dumb.
I made it out of the shadows and this is my story.
 Hi, my name is Scott Douthit I'm a professional educator and an adult dyslexic. I grew up going to school during the 50s, 60s and 70s and I have written a book reflecting on how I dealt with being dyslexic during that time. I've written this book because I want people who are going through the same problems that I did to know that they are not alone. Lacking confidence and isolation are very crippling emotions to have anyone help me a lot to know that there are other people like me out there.

My intent is to get the book that I have written edited, published and produce on a national scale. I will also need a publicist to guide me through all the ins and outs of this process. That is why I need to raise money so I can fund the editing, publishing and distribution of this book.

This is our short term goal to get us to the publishing phase. Please help if you can!

Thank you very much

Scott Douthit"


My name is Claire Lazar and like many people, my life was changed and heart was touched by Magical Mr. D.

Over the years Mr. D and I have stayed in touch and he asked me to join the team and help faclicate his book journey with him; after everything he has done for me it was a huge honor and I accepted with pleasure. 

This book might not change the world, but it could help change someones life. Please help Scott help more people and spread his word. Lets give back to someone who contiues to give so much of himself.

Please contact me with any questions or comments. We love reading your stories too! Please share one of your favrotie stories about Mr. D.

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$4,900 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 23 months
Created January 4, 2017
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Ted Owens
4 months ago

Armstrong would not be what it is without Mr.D. He gave a ton of support. And because of him, and others like him, I became a teacher myself. And I have students that have dyslexia, and I tell them, "I have it to." And they are Wowed. "But you're a teacher." And I say "If you need me I'm here." Kind of like Mr. D when I was growing up.

Sheida Ansari-Gimenez
12 months ago

Merry Christmas Mr. D! You were always so important to all the students at CAS. Can't wait to read your book! Sheida

Will gunn
13 months ago
Alicia and dan Rosenfield
17 months ago

Mr D you helped shape us into the Successful/ happy adults we are today. Thank you for that. Can't wait to read your book! Love, Alicia R, Dan R and Jo R :)

Daniel Rosenfield
17 months ago

From Heaven in '57 and beyond!

Connie Wilson
18 months ago

Happy to be part of such a worthwhile endeavor!

Max Gunkel
20 months ago

Thanks for your fabulous inspiration, Mr. D. We are very grateful for all you do.

Kathy Klausner
21 months ago

You are a huge inspiration!!! Can't wait to read your book!

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