Suffering from aphasia: Can you overcome it?

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Stroke victim Carol M. Maloney writes new book about conquering aphasia and finding strength in spite of being left speechless

Aphasia helped me realize the need to reform the educational system in our country – my inability to speak showed me what it’s like to learn with a disability.

Carol M. Maloney battled through unemployment, a stroke and a life-changing language disorder. In her new memoir, “Finding My Voice with Aphasia: Walking Through Aphasia,” Maloney shares her inspiring journey with the world.

In 1996, Maloney suffered from unemployment, to finally return to her dream of teaching, when tragedy struck at the height of her career in 2009. A debilitating stroke stole her ability to communicate. Once an accomplished classroom leader, Maloney’s aphasia made it almost impossible for her to express her thoughts coherently.

“My work ethic and determination helped me overcome the stroke and aphasia,” Maloney said. “Aphasia helped me realize the need to reform the educational system in our country – my inability to speak showed me what it’s like to learn with a disability.”

In her book, Maloney reveals her experience of fighting aphasia. This story of courage and perseverance of the human spirit will leave readers with a newfound appreciation of simply being able to speak.

For more information about the book, visit http://carolmaloneyauthor.com.

“Finding My Voice with Aphasia: Walking Through Aphasia”
By: Carol M. Maloney
Retail price: $10.95
ISBN: 9781475987201
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Carol M. Maloney is an upcoming writer and a retired award-winning teacher. She currently resides in Massachusetts. Although retired, Maloney continues her dedication to education through her writing. She received her bachelor’s degree in secondary education and history from Suffolk University, Boston, and her master’s degree in education from Rivier University, Nashua, N.H. She continues to be a member of National Aphasia Associate and American Stroke Society.

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