Annual Language of Love Telethon
A Stroke can happen to anyone, at any age, even an unborn baby!
Did you know 15 million people suffer from stroke worldwide each year – 5 million die and another 5 million are permanently disabled.
Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and 1st leading cause of disability in the United States. On average someone in the USA has a stroke every 40 seconds.
These are devastating statistics! Strokes don’t only happen to our Grandparents!
Aphasia is a "silent" life changing effect of stroke or brain trauma!
Do you know what Aphasia is? A condition characterized by either partial or total loss of the ability to communicate verbally or using written words.
Due to brain trauma, injury or Stroke, a person with Aphasia may have difficulty speaking, reading, writing, recognizing names of objects or understanding what people have said.
Can you imagine?
9th Annual Language of Love Telethon