Helen Moses

BalloonsIn celebration of my 50th Birthday on November 8, 2018, I have made a commitment to raise $10,000 for Triangle Aphasia Project (TAP).

As a voice coach and speech-language pathologist, this project is near and dear to me. At the start of my career, I worked with aphasia patients in a hospital brain injury unit. I witnessed firsthand the devastation and struggles that they and their families faced following their loss of speech and language skills. Working with them made me vow never to take my voice for granted.

What is aphasia you ask? Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke (the average age of a TAP client is 47 years old). Brain injuries resulting in aphasia may also arise from head trauma, from brain tumors, or from infections.

Imagine losing your ability to communicate –

while your intellect and memory are still fully engaged –

and the internal frustration and overwhelming feeling of isolation it would cause.

 

Any donation amount would be greatly appreciated.

$50 for my 50th would be awesome!

(be sure to click Helen’s 50th Birthday Fundraiser from the dropdown menu)

IT’S TAX DEDUCTIBLE

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A fifty-dollar donation will:

  • allow a client to receive 10 sessions
  • allow TAP to obtain 1/4 of the materials needed to run their book club for a few months
  • provide funding for a “Learn to Speak Aphasia” Training
  • allow for Music Therapy for a week
  • pay for support materials for those in the community working with people with aphasia

Even if you are unable to donate, please share this request with others who may be sympathetic. Together, we can help those living with aphasia, as well as their families, get the needed support and tools to maximize their recovery.

Thank you for your consideration!

P.S. Like Helen’s Facebook page and follow her #TAPTuesday videos along with Triangle Aphasia Project.