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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 6

The Blessing of TAP – Russell and Betty Nemitz – From the TAP Home Office: Generally, when one thinks about Aphasia, they think Stroke, TBI or even tumor.  There is another etiology of aphasia that is different in onset, progression and outcome.  This aphasia is often referred to as PPA, or Primary Progressive Aphasia.  PPA […]

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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 12

Good News Travels by Word of Mouth – Sherron and James “Butch” Williams – October 31, 2012 was the beginning of a new norm for our family and especially my husband Attorney James “Butch” Williams. We were blessed to learn about Maura Silverman and TAP through my daughter’s close friend Alexis Greene. Olivia, our daughter, […]

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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 11

Goal Setting and Realization – Ben Gill – On July 28th 2017 I had a TIA at work. My coworkers called 911 and I was taken to REX hospital but my symptoms were no longer present. I was a very healthy, active and fit 56 year old man who had no known risk factors or family history […]

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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 10

At TAP, Nothing is Impossible – Written by Mark Azzarello – I saw a lot of time at TAP, 4 weeks upon week.  I reading was impossible when I was first time there.  I was given the tape of learning to the book was first.  I was just non read. I after tape the I was ready […]

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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 9

From Client to Volunteer: A Man with a Mission to Serve – Wyatt Nicholas – As told by Wyatt to one of the WakeMed group leaders:  Wyatt was a 38-year-old project manager who travelled frequently for work when he had a massive stroke 8 years ago.  The stroke caused partial blindness in both eyes, and aphasia.  Two months after […]

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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 8

Storytelling Royalty – Ken and Beth Corsbie – From Ken: When I first received an invitation to the annual “Gimistory” storytelling festival in the Cayman Islands, I didn’t want to go and I told TAP that I didn’t want to go. I had told stories there 21 times and I didn’t want to go and not be able to perform the way I did before. Peter, one […]

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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 7

I Have a Village – Written by Tonya Flowers – My name is Tonya  Flowers,  I have a nurse I have several strokes.  I am currently going to school at NCCU  For strokes. While in Instructors   information  regarding TAP.    I have been with TAP    For about About 2 and a 1/2 years. Tap has been a   Very instrumental in my […]

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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 5

When We Connect, We Learn – Katherine Mansfield – At the beginning of 2019, prior to my first experience at TAP, I had never spoken to anyone with aphasia. In my speech-language pathology undergraduate courses, I had researched some of the different types of aphasia, but I had never had any personal experiences with individuals […]

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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 4

A Decade of Determination – Joan English  – From Maura English Silverman: As Founder and Executive Director of TAP Unlimited, the honor of sharing these 12 Days of TAP stories fills my heart with faith in the need for our services, and gratefulness for the community who allows it to continue to thrive.  When individuals […]

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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 3

No Time Like the Present – Wofford Humphries  – From Wofford: I had a stroke about 13 years ago.    At the time, I did physical, occupational and speech therapy. I was told that any recovery that I would experience would occur in the first 6 months to a year and that recovery after that was very […]

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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 2

Volunteering with TAP   – Anna Bess Brown and Eric Hale – From Anna: I was moved to volunteer with TAP when I learned about aphasia through my work with the Stroke Advisory Council and Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force.   I attend the WakeMed group and book club and am inspired to see the participants […]

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12 Days of Tap 2019: Day 1

The Renewed Joy TAP Has Given Derry  – Derry F. Washington – Derry Washington was living life to the fullest when out of nowhere on January 28, 2014 he suffered a Massive Stroke. To God be the glory for sparing his life.  The stroke left him with hemiparesis and Aphasia.   He was surrounded by his family and […]

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