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Laugh, Learn, and Have A Good Time with Avi Golden

Avi Golden is a former New York City flight paramedic with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, who experienced his first stroke in 2007 at age 33, following an elected surgery.

In this episode, he shares his story from first days following the event, through his journey to becoming a predominant speaker to educate and raise awareness about aphasia.

Avi maintains that his faith, humor, and positive outlook provide him the guidance and strength to continue to pursue a medical career and he happily embraces his new role as a public speaker, educator, mentor, and leader ~ even though he continues to receive intensive speech therapy for receptive and expressive aphasia.

Aphasia

/əˈfāZH(ē)ə,əˈfāzēə/

loss of ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage.

KEY POINTS

  • “Every surgery is risky, and unfortunately for me… it’s stroke. Basically, ‘Oh well’.”
  • “I laugh a lot before the stroke and after the stroke.”


ACTION STEPS

  • “Have faith and speak about your story.”
  • “Struggle and learn every day because it’s getting better.”
  • “Have a good time.”


MENTIONED

Ellayne S. Ganzfried MS, CCC-SLP
Former National Aphasia Association (NAA). Executive Director

Adler Aphasia Center
https://adleraphasiacenter.org/

New York City Outdoors Disability Group
https://sites.google.com/site/nycoutdoorsdisability/home/avi-golden

No Barriers Summit – NY October 5-6, 2018
https://www.nobarriersusa.org/2018-summit-home/

Leaps of Faith Adapted Skiers
https://www.disabledsportsusa.org/chapter/leaps-of-faith-adaptive-skiers/

Picmonic App
https://www.picmonic.com/

Special Thanks to Avi Golden for joining us!

CONTACT

Avi’s Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/avi.golden

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/avigolden/


Music Credit: Scott Holmes Music Corporate-Business

Podcast Production: Danielle Reed

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