Coleman Watson is making a movie about aphasia, but unlike many other filmmakers, Coleman comes with an insider’s perspective on the subject matter. His experience with aphasia and apraxia began after a stroke in February 2020. He was excited to meet other people with aphasia during therapy and learn about aphasia, but he also knew there were many people out there who needed intensive therapy and couldn’t pay for it or have insurance coverage. Though he has an idea to remedy this problem: “I want to make a film to educate others on the types of aphasia and the fact that all types need intensive therapy and how to help them. Aphasia is an invisible healthcare crisis. We need to educate the community.” You can learn more about the project on his GoFundMe page.
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