A primary school teacher is relearning how to read and speak after a stroke wiped her memory.
Alisha Malhotra, 28, forgot every word she knew following a severe stroke last year.
She spent five months recovering in hospital where nurses initially didn't realise the extent of her injuries.
The teacher now attends a speech and language therapy twice a week and describes first texting her friend as "the biggest hurdle of my day".
Alisha, who was just 26 when she was affected by the stroke, said:
Alisha, from Harrow, north London, is being treated for aphasia, a communication disability caused by a stroke, which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off.> The former teacher attends a stroke support group as well as speech and language therapy where professionals have helped her learn to speak, read and write from scratch.