DC News Now: Different Strokes for Different Folks: “Stroke choir” teaches survivors how to talk and smile again

Apr 11, 2019

“I was asleep and I woke up and I said, ‘Oh no.’”

Tom Bradfield and his wife, Marina, were headed back from vacation when Tom suffered his second stroke in two years. 

The first was minor — after a week’s worth of recovery, Tom was back at work. The second, however, had devastating effects on Tom’s speech and movement.

That is until Tom and Marina found a stroke support group at Inova Loudoun Hospital, which meets once a month. Four years ago, the group hosted Tom Sweitzer of A Place to Be, a music therapy nonprofit.

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