A few weeks prior to the book launch, I was contacted by Michelle Attard (Speech Pathology PhD student), from La Trobe University, who requested a copy of my book. Upon receiving the book, she was more than complimentary in her feedback and since then, we have communicated with regard to how my book can assist her in the work that she undertakes. I am very pleased to say that during 2016, Michelle will feature some of my poems in a research project with people living with Aphasia.
Michelle said: ” I’m hoping this will inspire them and help them understand they can tell their stories in a range of different ways.”
A Stroke of Poetry was written with the sole purpose that it could help not only stroke survivors, but anyone who has suffered a traumatic illness or depression and needs to find hope and positivity to move forward with their life. Michelle’s use of my book in her research fills my heart with joy and this is the reason I wanted to share this news with you all.