Sharat has emerged confident to communicate with others

“When I read that a new website was going up for the Rodney Aphasia Group I needed to write and let the Group know how wonderful it is. A surge of gratitude and affection went through me, towards the Commitee and its members, for all that they have done and stand for in their committment to the members.

It is probably a good couple of years since my son Sharat, Joseph and I have been members of this organisation. It has been such a wonderful experience where Sharat felt wholly accepted despite his drawbacks. He felt so comfortable that he took part in all the workshops the group continuously offers the members.

Sharat improved a lot, thanks to the Speech Workshops, Brain Gym sessions, Music and Art Therapies and relevant talks by professionals…not to forget the lovely singing and celebrations at Christmas time.

Unfortunately, we are unable to attend the meetings now owing to new challenges we face at home. The group is so generous that Sharat can still avail of opportunities offered closer to home.

It is in having attended the Rodney Aphasia Group meetings that Sharat has emerged confident to communicate with others despite his having Global Aphasia. It is the loving and unconditional acceptance of its members that not only welcomed Sharat, but also us his parents Joseph and  Miriam, who were at the time new to New Zealand.

A big thank you to each one of you, who in one way or the other have reached out to us and have made Rodney Aphasia Group an exceptional group. May your tribe increase!

Miriam Walter