Check out this inspiring story of a man who experiences Aphasia after a stroke:
“Aphasia tells the story of actor Carl McIntyre, who survived a massive stroke in 2005 and lost his ability to read, write and speak. Prior to the stroke Carl was a successful film, television and stage actor. The language difficulties he now experiences as a man with aphasia have been an obvious obstacle to that career, but they do not interfere with Carl’s ability to portray human emotions and interactions. In Aphasia, Carl stars as himself and portrays his life story with an incredibly nuanced performance. Through humor and pathos Aphasia will speak to anyone who has struggled to meet life’s daunting challenges” – IMDb
Check out the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF3ZaxcqjKA
This is a good video to explain what happened to Carl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6wdlP8BioE
Extra features of the movie includes interviews with Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, SLP, Carl and Denise Caigon, one of his other SLPs.
Carl has a couple of websites that include more information on his life, the movie and several short clips of him talking.
The SWO Stroke Network owns a copy of this movie. Please contact Lyndsey Butler, SWO Stroke Network Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to borrow the copy.