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Let’s talk about aphasia

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Kristi Breaux, Don Sweet, Jeanie Sweet, Lisa Riney, Steve Riney

Kristi Breaux, Don Sweet, Jeanie Sweet, Lisa Riney, and Steve Riney

The 2021 “Let’s Talk” Luncheon benefiting the Houston Aphasia Recovery Center took place online this year. Featuring Country Hall of Fame artist Randy Travis with Mary Travis, the event raised more than $150,000 for the local nonprofit. Randy and his wife Mary shared their journey following his stroke. Luncheon chairs were Margie and George “Bubba” Dorrance. Throughout the week of the event, there were 15 watch parties in which supporters gathered to watch the presentation together. A special highlight of the luncheon was a performance by the HARC Heralds; the choir members performed a medley of Randy Travis’ greatest hits. HARC helps individuals with aphasia – difficulty with communication after a stroke/brain injury – recover and find ways to communicate again, such as through song. For more, click here for a Name That Tune video and Q&A with singer Tom Pickett, a member of the HARC Heralds. Pictured, at a watch party, are (from left) Kristi Breaux, Don and Jeanie Sweet, and Lisa and Steve Riney.  

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