Who better to tell the story of the Aphasia Institute than the people who walk through our doors everyday? They arrive with some nervousness and hesitation, but leave feeling more confident and excited about being an active participant in their communities again and the world around them.
The Stroke Collaborative was held in Toronto in October of this year and was attended by over 600 Ontario health care providers. Jack and Sybil Geller were invited to give the consumer keynote
Most of us take for granted being able to read a bedtime story to our children. But for Scott, who acquired aphasia after a stroke in 2008, he lives with the challenge of trying to communicate and parent his boys.
In 2006, Dr. Donald Meeks was awarded one of the country’s highest distinctions – the Order of Canada – for his outstanding contribution to the Addiction field in Canada. No one could have predicted that just two short years after this high point, Don would experience two strokes that would forever change his life.
Aurora was a family physician with a busy practice when she suffered a massive stroke in 2006. “This place (Aphasia Institute) has given us hope and a support system.”
Sam was an athletic 18-year old living in Kenya when he sustained a serious brain injury during a sporting accident.