Day 2 – Surpassing Expectations

Toi L (with contributions from Group Leaders Heather and Lina)

 

This photo is from The Governor’s Mansion where June was declared Aphasia Awareness Month.

 
In November 2015 Toi had a major stroke and after the stroke she was placed in multiple therapies. During this time Jill, who became her speech therapist, recommended the TAP program so we took her advice and we were met with a group of wonderful participants and leaders.
The support and easy learning environment has surpassed all expectations for Toi’s speaking and her social skills. TAP is a must-have program for anyone who struggles with aphasia and the social challenges that come with it.  At TAP, Toi is given a supportive environment in which she can express her thoughts and opinions – which she has many that we love to hear!
 “Toi brings so much enthusiasm and fun to the WakeMed TAP group. She’s always ready to discuss her favorite sports teams (Carolina and Panthers!)  and adds a lot of insight and humor to discussions on current events.  She reaches out to new members and makes everyone feel welcome and glad that they came. She genuinely cares about the recovery of others and provides her TAP family with continuous support.  Toi works very hard in book club and enjoys the challenges and joys that reading and group discussions bring.” (Group Leader, Lina)
“What about ‘Toi brings so much enthusiasm to the WakeMed TAP group discussions. She reaches out to new members and makes everyone feel welcome and glad that they came. Toi works very hard in book club and enjoys the challenges and joys that Reading and group discussions bring.” (Group Leader, Heather)