Karen’s & Steve’s Story

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My life changed at 5AM, May 20, 2011, when Karen had a stroke. People stopped talking to her, and I had a hard time understanding her at times. It is hard to see her struggle trying to talk. Karen is the same person now, I mean she just has to take more time to talk, and sometimes it doesn’t make much sense, but I can understand what she is trying to say. It is a work in progress for the rest of our lives.
Stephen Ford (Karen Dennison’s husband)
My name is Karen Dennison. I had a stroke at 5AM on May 20, 2011. My speech theaptist told me about a aphasia support group in Winter Haven Fl. I went to a meeting, it was the best thing I ever did. I ahve been going for 3 yrs now and I enjoy going and meeting and talking to the other Aphasia Members. I play games on my computer and I also on Facebook. Every wk I play cards with friend twice a week . I also go out to eat, also I go to the casino every so often.

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