Help get the word out that there are many people with aphasia ! The National
Aphasia Association want you to email Oprah! Information and links are on this website.
HELP GET THE WORD OUT!
SEND A MESSAGE TO THE OPRAH SHOW AND “O” MAGAZINE TO ENCOURAGE A FEATURED
SEGMENT ON APHASIA.
Many speech professionals and individuals affected by aphasia have written
to Oprah Winfrey individually over the years, asking her to do a show about
aphasia. But these efforts have not been successful to date. In a session
for speech professionals at the Speaking Out! 2006 conference in Boston, a
group decided that an organized effort might get results.
The National Aphasia Association (NAA) would like to support this effort and
encourages you to take part. The plan is as follows: “On Oprah’s web site,
she invites people to suggest topics for future shows. As we all know, there
is strength in numbers. An idea was put forward to do a massive e-mail
effort – all together on one day – to see if we can make our voices heard.
If Oprah received 100…200…300… messages in ONE DAY asking her to do a
show about aphasia, we might achieve our goal.
The messages need to come from EVERYONE- not just professionals – but people
with aphasia, their partners, family members and friends…
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