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The Aphasia Recovery Connection

This award honors an individual or group awareness activity that demonstrates proven improved patient or community outcomes.


Aphasia Recovery Connection (ARC) was started in July 2012 by David Dow and Christine Huggins, two young stroke survivors with aphasia. ARC has quickly become the largest and fastest growing online support group for people with aphasia with a current membership of approximately 1,100 people. The group’s goal is to inspire those affected with aphasia, help them avoid isolation, educate the community and provide a support network for survivors and family. With more than one million people living with aphasia in the U.S., David and Christine hope to reach them all and both feel that their work has just began. Learn more about Aphasia Recovery Connection.


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RAISE Awards program is supported by funding provided by Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Colorado Business Bank, Genentech Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Inc. Partnership.

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