I had a stroke in late 2006 and was diagnosed with aphasia. My husband and I visited Moses Cone Rehab Clinic. After a few weeks of speech therapy, we were told to go home with a few written speech therapy exercises to practice but that was not enough for me so I started using a speech-generating device.
Now, I speak well enough to volunteer at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. I also drive alone to visit stroke survivors every Monday afternoon, encouraging them to share their stories of success.
My aphasia was so bad that I felt completely alone in this world but Moses Cone Rehab Clinic and my Lingraphica speech-generating device have changed my life!