I'm Nicole. I've had my stroke since 2008. I couldn't walk or talk. I was in a wheelchair for a long time but gradually I got on with life , although it's very hard!
As a peer leader I welcome everyone to the groups at Eastbourne and Chichester. Everyone is nervous at the beginning but we try to reassure you.
Our group is made up of different people but all have Aphasia. Some can't talk at all. Some gets words out but they have difficulty - but it doesn't matter, we have time to listen.
The main thing is we all have something in common and that's a start.