Grady Gets Glasses

$3,055 of $50k goal

Raised by 26 people in 20 months
Dede Faltot Rittman  PITTSBURGH, PA


Hello! My name is Dede Rittman and I was an English teacher for 37 years, and retired when my husband Scott was dying from stage four colon cancer.  I love kids,  and I wrote a book (in verse) called "Grady Gets Glasses",  about an adorable rabbit who wears glasses.  Grady explains "far-sighted" and "near-sighted",  how glasses help us see the whole world, small and large, and he makes every child who wears glasses  feel "special"!  The illustrations are adorable, done by my former student, artist,  and Carnegie-Mellon grad Lauren Givens Wood. Our dream is to have a Grady plush animal friend 12 inches tall (wearing glasses, of course- RED glasses!) available for purchase so kids can be with their friend Grady.  I have found a toy company to make the bunny with all safety procedures in place to make the toy safe for kids.  $50,000 is the minimum amount needed to trademark Grady, get legal advice, have the toy company create a prototype, manufacture 3800 Grady rabbits (the minimum required), ship the rabbits, and distribute all of the incentives to those who pledge support.  I had to wear glasses as a child, and I remember how I felt, because my brothers did not need glasses.  Grady makes every child's world a more beautiful place as he shares his appreciation of wearing glasses with them.  "Grady Gets Glasses" should be out for Christmas 2015 (Tate Publishing.) 

You can see my current book and blog at www.dederittman.com 
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Update 28
Posted by Diana Faltot Rittman
17 months ago
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A big THANK YOU to Debbie and Tom Stackrow from Grady and me!! Thanks for believing in us.
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Update 27
Posted by Diana Faltot Rittman
17 months ago
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A HUGE THANK YOU to Linda Lamneck Medwig @LindaVLMedwig for believing in Grady and me.
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Update 26
Posted by Diana Faltot Rittman
18 months ago
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A very special THANK YOU to former student Colleen Higbee for believing in Grady- and in ME! :)
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Update 25
Posted by Diana Faltot Rittman
19 months ago
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A special THANK YOU to my great friend and colleague (for a mere 35 years) Madame Nancy McKnight! Thanks for believing in Grady- and in me. :) Dede
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$3,055 of $50k goal

Raised by 26 people in 20 months
Created July 21, 2015
Dede Faltot Rittman  
DS
$100
Deb & Tom Stackrow
17 months ago

You and Grady have fun on Broadway this week! Enjoy the journey ♥

$100
Anonymous
17 months ago
LM
$50
Linda Medwig
17 months ago

Grady is a wonderful story and a positive image for young children who need to wear glasses. Go Grady!!!!

CH
$25
Colleen Higbee
18 months ago

May all your dreams come true!

NM
$50
Nancy McKnight
19 months ago
$25
Debbie Kerschner
19 months ago

I wish you and Grady much success! :)

$25
Anonymous
20 months ago
JR
$100
Joan Rouce
20 months ago

Love Grady's Red Glasses

DS
$100
Debbie Spencer
20 months ago
BT
$100
Bruce & Lynn Titus
20 months ago

Best of luck Dede on your newest adventure!

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