“Thank you so much for presenting to our aphasia support group, Tom. You shared an insightful look into your personal experience with aphasia recovery and provided sage advice for our members on their road to recovery. Our subsequent group meeting was spent discussing ideas people took away from your presentation. Several commented on the encouragement you provided them by hearing your stories and seeing how far you have come over the years. Your emphasis on motivation and practice as two key elements in a successful recovery resonated well with many of those in attendance. We are grateful to you for sharing your time and expertise with us. I often use your story as an example of what can be achieved through dedicated long-term persistence toward improvement.” Mark Evans, MS CCC-SLP, Outpatient Speech Language Pathologist, UVA Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital (formerly UVA-HEALTHSOUTH Rehabilitation Hospital), Charlottesville, VA (11/9/2018).