Faizan Sheikh 2002-2023
25th October 2023
Remembering STAMMA member Faizan Sheikh, who has sadly passed away aged 20, following a short illness.
We are extremely sad to share this news. Faizan was an active member of our Space For Stammering Facebook group, where he regularly posted videos to raise awareness and inspire others who stammer.
Using his popular TikTok account, Faizan filmed himself going into shops and restaurants and letting staff know that he stammered, before ordering food. See his video 'How to order Greggs with a stammer: Loud and proud' below, where he got a great response when he asked the person to bear with him.
My message to people is: Don't let your stammer or disability define who you are... Why try to fit in when YOU were born to stand out?"
Faizan Sheikh, 'Lifting Up Faizan's Voice', ACPA