On June 19 2020 Jeff suffered a stroke caused by a blood clot in his carotid artery. In the last year he has made some considerable progress but still suffers from aphasia. He has an opportunity to receive specialized treatment at a major University Hospital that treats his condition that could make a major difference in his life.
The University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) provides intensive speech and language therapy for people with language disorders after a stroke, brain injury, illness, or other neurological disorder.
Jeff has the second most severe type of Aphasia and therefore our ideas of what his improvements will look like afterwards must be realistic. After looking at the data outcomes and reading personal testimonials from individuals that have his same degree of Aphasia and participated in this program, there is no way he would walk out of this without having made some sort of improvement and any improvement at all is going to improve his quality of life no matter how small.
Supporting Jeff and Mariah Windt at this time will cover the costs of 3 weeks of treatment and associated costs in November 2021 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.