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In April 2005, I lay in a hospital bed in Chicago without the ability to speak, write, read, walk, or comprehend very little. What I did understand is that I had suddenly gone from successful, busy, articulate and independent to absolutely helpless. A major ischemic stroke and aphasia completely changed my life. My new reality was crushing, distressing, and hard for everyone around me. But on the long road to recovery I found that loved ones, family and friends were vital.
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