Episode 22, Unmistakably Herb

July 2, 2017

Herb Silverman suffered a stroke at the age of 27. In the first year after stroke, aphasia kept him from using more than 2 words.

27 years has passed. Herb regained his speech, went to school again and retired from a successful career with New York Life Insurance.

He has been featured in numerous articles, as well as on radio and TV, including a story on CNN, “Laughter is a Healing Tool”.

Presently, as an Advisory Council board member for the National Aphasia Association, Herb promotes public education and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families. Additionally, an alum of the University of Chicago (Go Maroons!), he was selected to serve as the Volunteer Regional Coordinator and President for the greater Atlanta area.

He is also a member of the Emory University Goizueta Business School Alumni association.

Listen to Herb’s remarkable story. Find his blog at hwsilverman.wordpress.com

1’00” Herb’s stroke story and aphasia.
3’20’’ How did Herb overcome aphasia and become a public speaker?
6’32’’ How did Herb adjust to having a stroke at the young age?
11’31’’ Learning new skills and even start a new career after stroke.
13’37’’ Excel in reinventing ourselves.
14’33’’ How did Herb explore new career with great success in New York Life Insurance after stroke?
15’55’’ Featured on CNN.
16’30’’ How to find Herb’s blog?
18’09’’ Don’t look backwards. Look forward.
19’30’’ The power of adaptation.
20’38’’ The Silverman family.
22’14’’ Life is great. Wrap up.

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