Broca’s aphasia is what is known as an expressive aphasia. It limits her ability to express the ideas in her head, whether in speech or in writing. She is still “all there”; she just has extreme difficulty in communicating. As you can well imagine, this is extremely frustrating, particularly for someone so rightly proud of her communication skills as Kate. She has shown some improvement over the last week, and I am also getting better at interpreting her.
Kate should get better but it will take some time.
Until then, one thing she could definitely use is some encouragement and positive energy.
Far more important than any amount of money, though, is support and encouragement. From everything I’ve read or heard from doctors and therapists this week, the effectiveness of speech therapy will be highly influenced by Kate’s attitude. Right now, she is very upbeat and excited, but it will be a long and frustrating process. Any little words of encouragement you could leave would be worth their weight in baby tears.
For anyone who’s dealt with this type of thing before, or anyone who just wishes her well, please leave your thoughts on her site.
And if you’d like to donate anything, you can do that as well.
God’s not going to help, so let’s see what a bunch of atheists can do to help her feel better 🙂