Language is an essential part of our lives that we often take for granted. But, if the delicate web of language networks in your brain became disrupted by stroke, illness, or trauma, you could find yourself truly at a loss for words. Susan Wortman-Jutt details a disorder called aphasia, which can impair all aspects of communication.
In 2019 and 2020, the event helped to educate our community about various neurological health issues. I was inspired to start this effort in part by the effect that these issues have had on my family. As you may know, my late grandfather is an example of someone whose voice was robbed by aphasia. As I worked with the Triangle Aphasia Project, I learned about the wonderful services available to people suffering from aphasia and about how I could help them. What I had already learned from my relationship with my grandfather, but was reinforced by my experience with the amazing people at TAP, was not about state-of-the-art technology or groundbreaking research. It was that our friends suffering from aphasia and other neurological health issues simply want to be understood, and what happens at the Triangle Aphasia Project is just that.
Previous donations assisted in the creation of new and innovative programs at the Triangle Aphasia Project (TAP) that help clients and families who are facing a tragic turn in their lives, the loss of speech. One new program works with individuals and families experiencing primary progressive aphasia, or the progressive loss of language. Another new TAP program works with families and community officials to help them understand what aphasia is. It also educates them on the tools they need to help individuals suffering from aphasia as a result of brain health injuries from stroke, dementia, and concussion. Through my visits to TAP, I saw the results of your support. Your gift has truly made an immediate difference in families like mine and yours.
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