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May 9, 2014 — Paintings by University of Wyoming students who deal with stroke victims are on display this month in the UW College of Health Sciences Building.
To highlight Stroke Awareness Month during May, the paintings can be seen in the breezeway between the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities and the Division of Communication Disorders Speech and Hearing Clinic.
“These intriguing paintings reflect experiences of the group members who deal with strokes and other conditions causing neurologic damage,” says Professor Teresa Ukrainetz, Division of Communication Disorders director.
Since 2007, Lynda Coyle, clinic director, has led the Laramie Stroke Support Group that supports those who have suffered strokes and those whose lives have been equally impacted -- the caregivers and families.
“This art project was the inspiration of one member who, at the age of 21, had a stroke,” Coyle says. “An art major at UW, she wanted to use her artistic talents to guide the group in expressing what their own strokes meant to them.”
This is among the paintings that can be seen this month in the breezeway between the UW College of Health Sciences Wyoming Institute for Disabilities and the Division of Communication Disorders Speech and Hearing Clinic. (UW Photo)