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12 Days of TAP: The Baker’s Dozen

Fredy’s Story From the TAP Home Office: Join us in welcoming our first Spanish language 12 Days of TAP story from Fredy. You can find the English translation of the interview below.  Hola Buenas Noches. Cual es tu nombre? Fredy   Como se llama tu esposa? Gretis Cuantos hijos tienen? 2 hijos; Valerie y Diego De […]

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12 Days of TAP: Day 12

Tisha Shah & TAP’s DEI Committee The TAP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was formed to ensure that we take actionable steps to demonstrate how we celebrate and invite diversity and also to focus our commitment to providing inclusion, equity, and accessibility in all aspects of the organization. We believe each person in our […]

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12 Days of TAP: Day 11

Lesa Pemberton Check out Lesa’s video to hear her story and what she loves about Triangle Aphasia Project.

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12 Days of TAP: Day 10

Michelle and Bruce Long   On September 30, Michelle unfortunately suffered multiple bi-literal strokes as a result of postoperative complications that were related to other health issues. After two months in two different hospitals Michelle came home on 11/19/22. She is much improved on her left side (it is almost back to normal) and is […]

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12 Days of TAP: Day 9

Kathy Freeman and her daughter, Liz It’s been quite the year! This was the year that mom got officially diagnosed with PPA-Primary Progressive Aphasia, the progressive non fluent type. We had never heard of this. It is a neurological syndrome that can affect different parts of the brain but mostly the part that controls speech […]

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12 Days of TAP: Day 8

Yvonne Creekmore The day before Thanksgiving of 2020, my husband and I, and my daughter and her family went to Old Fort, North Carolina to spend Thanksgiving with my mother-in-law.  That morning at the hotel, I couldn’t get out of bed. My right leg and my arm were not working, and little did I know […]

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12 Days of TAP: Day 7

Harv’s Journey with Aphasia and the Importance of TAP My name is Barry Harvey. Everyone just called me Harv and for over 30 years, I have been a “lay” pastor. I used my gifts of nurturing and helping others understand the Word of God. My life was forever changed on November 13, 2021, when I […]

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12 Days of TAP: Day 6

Megan Wardlow My experience as a speech pathologist prior to moving to North Carolina was in a rehab clinic and skilled nursing facility.  I often found myself wishing I had more time to “just talk” with my patients and found it frustrating when insurance companies said “no more therapy” to patients who had suffered from […]

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12 Days of TAP: Day 5

The Lucky One By Simon Barton I had my stroke in 2013, and as is the case with so many other stroke survivors, I never had a stroke before and for the longest time, remained clueless about the so-called recovery journey I was about to embark upon when being wheeled out of WakeMed Rehab hospital […]

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12 Days of TAP: Day 4

JR and Robin JR: Hi. I’m JR. I have Primary Progressive Aphasia. I have a story about independence and TAP. I was just nestling into the classes I get at TAP and learning a lot. Then I was invited by my cousin in Tennessee to join them in the mountains. Hooray! A trip! Taking walks […]

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12 Days of TAP: Day 3

Lee and Michelle Pearson Michelle: On February 24, 2022, the love of my life had a stroke. We spent 25 days in the hospital as his body healed. It was during his last session of speech therapy before being discharged from the hospital when I was informed Lee had aphasia. At this point of his […]

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12 Days of TAP: Day 2

Lynn: My husband and I retired in 2009 from teaching in NY and moved to NC to be near our children. I was first introduced to TAP, and the meaning of the word aphasia, while tutoring children in the Read and Feed program. One summer the children joined the TAP members to read in small […]

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