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Health and Hope: How One Entrepreneur is Helping Patients Reintegrate into Society

As a nationally certified speech pathologist, Ayana Webb has spent more than 15 years working with patients who have been afflicted by traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. In 2016, her desire to help patients achieve better health outcomes made her see work in a different light. Becoming an entrepreneur was one way to help the patients who needed it most. Data from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control indicates that “ 5.3 million individuals are living with a TBI-related disability in the United States .” Many, like Webb’s patients, suffer from aphasia, a condition that prohibits them from using language to communicate. The condition causes once-vibrant executives, artists, and deans to end up “at the lowest point in their lives.” Webb attributes the depression to the fact that those who lack the ability to communicate are generally dismissed by society. “Patients fail to receive ‘social respect,’ because they cannot speak....

Jan 9, 2020