By Ashley Adkins
At the age of 47, Laura McCoy suffered a stroke that left her paralyzed, confined to a wheel chair and unable to verbalize even the most basic of her wants and needs. In an instant, her ability to communicate with her four children and eight grandchildren was stripped down to the most basic yes and no questions and limited gestures made with her only mobile hand. For 15 years, McCoy’s family members were uncertain of the extent of the stroke’s damage beyond its physical effects, but everything changed the day Marcie Easton, a speech language pathologist with Greenbrier Valley Physical Therapy, decided to loan McCoy her iPad.
Read more in the Tuesday, December 16, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.