A Caregiver’s Perspective: ‘I didn’t know if he would ever speak to me again’

Caregiver, Success Story

Debbie Furman’s husband Mark had a stroke and subsequent aphasia. The Furmans, from Poland, Ohio came to UMAP in 2016. Debbie submitted the following essay during the final days of their session at UMAP here in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before Mark’s stroke, I had never heard of the word aphasia. But I sure learned quickly. At first Mark was diagnosed …