This year's event is guided by Mark Twain's words:
"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." We are walking to help people with aphasia find the right words.
Aphasia is an impairment of language that limits a person’s ability to understand, speak, read and write. It occurs as a result of brain injury, such as stroke, head trauma, brain tumors, or infections. While aphasia can steal words, it does not affect intelligence or competence.
This year’s fundraiser will support Cowboy Aphasia Camp at OSU-Tulsa which offers a treatment experience for people with aphasia. We hope to build a bridge between those with aphasia and the community in which they live. We believe that this can lead to more meaningful lives for both those challenged by aphasia and members of the community. By participating in Heels for Words, you are taking steps to raise awareness of aphasia!