(in this 2008 interview, M. uses speech, writing and gestures to tell her story)
What Happened to Me
"Me. I can't talk. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11. Eleven years [ago]. February. My stroke is here [points to head] An aneurysm. I used to work. 1,2,3,4,5, five days [a week]. I went to work. I went to the hospital. I don't know anything there. I thought it [points to head] was dead. I didn't know what was wrong with me. [For a] long time, I went to hospital for 8 months."
How Aphasia Affects Me
"Me. I can't talk. [For a] long time, I can't. I want to talk and I am going to. I don't know how long, but I am going to"