Friday, April 3, 2009

B.'s encounter with aphasia

"I was thinking about Taraie. He was a headhunter. He appeared on a Billy Graham show during the '70's. I met him when I was a schoolteacher in Peru. He was a driver on a pecky-pecky, the boats that took people to and from places in Peru. The boat was about 30 feet long and one passenger wide. It was a motor on the back. It was called a pecky-pecky because its noise made a pecky-pecky sound. He became a Christian and he lived a good life. Not everything went good for him. He had a stroke. That is the first person I have ever seen with a stroke. He asked me if I could do anything for him. I could not."

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