It is estimated that 1 in 5 individuals will experience a disability in their lifetime. Ability Connection’s mission is to provide a full range of services for people of all ages and disabilities as they strive to reach their highest level of independence.
Surella never planned to be 1 in 5. Unexpectedly, she fainted during a physical therapy session and hit her head. She suffered an internal bleed and was taken off heart medication. Tragically, she then suffered a severe stroke leaving her unable to speak. The very active Surella was now in her daughter’s care.
Surella’s daughter was shocked and angry at this life changing event. She saw the way people treated her mother differently, not speaking directly to her, although she completely understood what was being said. Surella’s daughter found Ability Connection and we awarded her mom a communication device. The technology eases her frustration by giving her a voice.
Thanks to your donations to North Texas Giving Day 2014, we provided communication devices to eleven deserving people like Surella.
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