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Christmas stroke campaign

A campaign highlighting the devastating effects a stroke can have on communication and speech - a condition known as aphasia - has revealed that sufferers' biggest wish is simply to be able to say 'Merry Christmas'.

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Stroke awareness campaign

A new campaign is being launched this Christmas to raise awareness of aphasia - the condition which leaves some stroke survivors struggling to communicate.

Around 11,000 people have a stroke every year in Wales and one third of these will be left with aphasia.

According to a survey from the Stroke Association, many sufferers say regaining the ability to wish loved ones a Merry Christmas, would be the perfect gift, as Hannah Thomas reports.

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