As a Lingraphica staff member I assist with Lingraphica’s Aphasia User Group on a bi-monthly basis. Having never worked with individuals with aphasia before, I was nervous about saying or doing the right thing to help the group. I quickly realized that genuine care and interest in the members’ lives is what really matters. The group consists of talented, smart, funny, and warm personalities. Each individual brings something different to our group. Today, I am pleased to say that these members are like family to me. When we meet we catch up all old friends — talking about our families, our friends, our communities. I am so proud to be a part of their aphasia journeys.