Around 4 years ago, when I was just 26 years old, I experienced a serious brain injury. As a result, I couldn’t use my arms or legs, and I could no longer read, write, or speak. Essentially, I lost all the skills that made me who I am. This is called aphasia.
Aphasia can happen to people who have endured serious brain injuries or strokes.
It often requires relearning all of their communication skills.
Following my brain injury, my family and friends taught me about who I was before it happened.