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The NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language Hearing Association) Chapters from California State University, Los Angeles and California State University, Northridge are hosting an aphasia awareness event on Monday, August 15th. The event will include a screening of Aphasia the movie, chosen as the official selection of 2011 Feel Good Film Festivalin Hollywood, California.
Aphasia is the true story of actor Carl McIntyre who, after suffering a stroke at age 44 and losing his ability to read, write, and talk, struggles against overwhelming odds to redefine his life. Carl McIntyre stars as himself and gives a compelling and nuanced performance in this life-affirming film which puts the audience in the seat of the stroke survivor and provides an emotional and humorous ride as Carl navigates the waters of his new life. Aphasia provides hope and inspiration not only to stroke survivors and their families, but to anyone who has struggled to meet life’s daunting and ever-changing challenges.
The film screening will be followed by a humorous and moving presentation by Carl McIntyre and a brief question & answer session.
WHERE: California State University, Los Angeles, at the Student Union Theatre
WHEN: Monday, August 15 at 5:30 pm
WHAT:Aphasia movie screening & Hope is a Four Letter Word Presentation