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Astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly speaks at SCALE fundraiser
Astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly speaks at SCALE fundraiser

Donald Cormack hasn't driven a car since his stroke last spring. He walks with a crutch. Most frustrating, he can hardly speak, because the words seem stuck in his head and it takes all of his energy to get them out. "I talk so much, I have a headache," said Cormack, 53, of Charles Village. Cormack has aphasia, a side effect of brain injuries, most commonly a stroke, which hamper communication skills. And he was among 850 people who attended a fundraiser Monday, Dec. 10 for the Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement, or SCALE, the only such center in Maryland. Featuring as keynote speaker retired astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle...

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