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Oct 22, 2021

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By Alicia Tarancon, Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — More than two million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with aphasia, a language impairment.

Daryl Stevenson, 49, is living with aphasia. Aphasia is described as a loss of words, not intellect.

It’s an impairment of a person’s ability to speak, read or write language.

“I have a bunch or words. I can get it out but its hard,” Stevenson said.

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