I am still young
I still have lot of things that I can do in my life
I am not confined in one corner of the room
I am enjoying what life will offer.
I am not just sitting down doing nothing
I am not just doing people watching
I am not just spending my time in noisy places.
I am a warrior
I have battalion of family members & friends cheering-up
I am an Auditor
I have recommendations or solutions for any issues or problems.
I had Stroke
I was diagnosed of Aphasia in August 5, 2013
I still have hundreds of battles to fight
I still have million miles to my journey with Aphasia.
I am learning to read and write
I am learning to understand numbers
I am struggling communicating that takes up all my energy.
You have no idea how difficult language is for me
Never judge me by how I look or sound
Despite Aphasia, I have happy life with perfect imperfection.
In God’s grace,
Ruby P. Payawal
“APHASIA is a condition, usually acquired as a result of stroke or other brain injury, which impairs the ability to use or comprehend words, but does not affect intelligence” – Aphasia Bill of Rights National Aphasia Association