7-year-old Teaching Mom to Speak After Stroke

7-year-old Teaching Mom to Speak After Stroke

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mom-note-by-elena-childThree years ago, a stroke left Angie paralyzed on her right side and without the ability to speak. She has undergone speech therapy over the years, but it is her daily reading lessons from her 7-year-old daughter that is really making the difference.

Before the stroke, Mackenzie and her mom would regularly read together. Afterward, the young girl automatically jumped in, turning their sessions into lessons, with herself as teacher.

She went back to basics first, teaching her mother the alphabet and numbers.

(READ the story in the Austin Statesman)

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