Aphasia: Awareness of an invisible disability as a survival guide – The Jerusalem Post

THE WRITER and her husband.
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University of Houston Prof. Brené Brown in the field of social work has spent her career studying the topics of courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy. She once said: “One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through, and it will be someone else’s survival guide.”

Just over four years ago, our family needed a survival guide, as my husband, Eitan, a wonderful husband and an amazing father to our four terrific children, at the age of 42, suffered a massive left-sided ischemic stroke in the middle of the night. He had his own property management business, was a volunteer senior paramedic and driver in Magen David Adom, a certified CrossFit trainer and someone who regularly gave Jewish classes and inspired many.

Read more at: https://www.jpost.com/opinion/aphasia-awareness-of-an-invisible-disability-as-a-survival-guide-opinion-683948