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Becki Lawton

About Becki Lawton

In 1974, Becki Lawton completed her English degree from Valparaiso University. Then, on February 1, 1976, three months after the birth of her first daughter, she suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke: a ruptured atriovenous malformation (AVM). With professional and family help, she learned to live with her aphasia. Her second daughter was born November, 1980. Eight years later, Becki was able to work as a special educational paraprofessional, helping children whose challenges she understood, first hand. In 1998, however, she suffered another, less severe, hemorrhagic stroke and was forced to stop working. Today, Becki and her husband, Danny, are enjoying retirement and their eight grandkids. Becki continues to navigate challenges with her aphasia.

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