When I took a seat in my mother’s living room, I knew my life would never be the same.
The last thing I remember is putting my coffee down, taking a seat, and the sensation of tears streaming down my face and the feeling of paralysis. I had a stroke at 6:30 AM on May 13th, 2018. I was taken to a hospital in Winnsboro, Louisiana. There they took a CT-scan of my brain, but were otherwise unequipped to handle my condition. At 10:00 AM, I was airlifted from the hospital in Winnsboro to a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana (LSUS).
My memory of that day from there is vague and fuzzy. It wasn’t until the following day that I was fully conscious and aware of what had happened. My voice was gone. I was diagnosed with advanced aphasia and motor apraxia. My greatest journey was beginning to take root.
Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes. I wouldn’t have made it without my family. Every day you all have stood by me while I fight to learn, piece by piece, word by word. I know I can do this.
Since I got out of the hospital, I have practiced every day in my own time and in my own way, using the same philosophy that I have taught all of my life to people all over the world. I know it works because I have seen the results in my teachings. Thank God for the speech therapists that are pushing me every day to make progress.
I have been posting daily videos on my YouTube channel documenting my journey with Aphasia. All of the videos I've posted up until this point are all in a playlist called, My Aphasia Journey. Click here to view the playlist directly, and if you'd like to receive updates and insights from me, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel today.
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