Spring 2011
In This Issue
Cheryl's dream vacation
Trip to Cordoba
New Speech Pathologist
Ruth's Recipe
Winston's Wine Corner

Houston Aphasia
Recovery Center 
6260 Westpark Drive, Suite 105
Houston, Texas 77057

e-mail harc@harctx.org

phone 832-767-5028
fax     281-501-1641

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Cheryl's Dream Vacation

By participant Cheryl Adamson

Trinidad and Tobago

Shopping, beaches, discos, food


Street shopping and produce

Creole food

Thai food


Turks and Caicos

Humpback whales

Ripsaw music

Golfing - Provo golf and Country Club

World's largest Conch Farm

Celebrities like Oprah have houses there


For more information: www.turksandcaicostourism.com



A Trip to Cordoba
By participants Ruth Kamba and Cheryl Adamson

don interview

Don Ison and seven friends went to Cordoba, Argentina in 2007.   (Argentina is known as the best wing-shooting destination in the world and the eared doves are signature species.)   In four days they hunted doves and there is no season or limit on doves.


The hotel is actually a large house.  The employees wear gaucho clothing and the food and pastries are superb.


During the hunt they break for lunch and the employees go to the woods and set the tables and chairs to prepare the delicious food along with good wine.  Then it is fiesta time in a hammock.                                


In the evening after hunting, the men enjoyed a massage after walking all day.   Don Ison had a great time!

   Aphasia Community Task Force 
        Written by particpant Michael LeBourgeois 



Pictured left to right: Joseph Nealy, Cheryl Adamson, Ruth Kamba, Linda Millman, Michael LeBourgeois, and Pat Stalsby Not pictured: Bruno Wesolek and Winston Goodrich

There have been news stories lately in the Dallas area, involving people with aphasia that police officers and dispatchers have mistaken as being drunk. One of our HARC volunteers, Linda, had a great suggestion that many of our participants have adopted.  We are calling it A.C.T.or Aphasia Community Taskforce. Linda will be our Captain and other participants will go in teams of 2 to businesses and talk about what aphasia is and how it impacts our abilities. We hope to visit Police Departments, Fire stations, EMS, stores, restaurants, etc. and inform them about aphasia. A.C.T. will also designate our "HARC Hero of the Month" once a month and recognize them on our website! These will be people or businesses that have joined our task force in a positive and noteworthy way.
Act T-Shirts

Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and XL


Aphasia Community Task Force 


Support HARC and our efforts. We are selling T-shirts to get the word out about aphasia.


Price $15

T-shirts are available in May.

Contact Stephanie or Rita



 Welcome Melissa Irwin 

MS CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist

 Interview by Ruth Kamba



Melissa Irvin, MS CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist

1) What did you do before HARC?

 I worked at Methodist hospital as a Speech Pathologist


2) Where did you grow up?

 Seattle, Washington so I drink a lot of coffee


3) What college did you attend?

 University of Washington for my Bachelor of Arts and University of Oregon for my Masters in Speech Pathology

After college I worked at a brain injury program


4) What are your hobbies?

 My hobbies are my children's hobbies.  I have two children, the oldest is 4 years old and her name is Grace, and the youngest is two years old and his name is Brown.



Ruth's Great Pork Recipe
Written by participant Ruth Kamba
ruth recipe

Ginger and Garlic Marinated Pork Tenderloins
2 pork tenderloins (1 1/2 to 2 pounds total)

2/3 cup soy sauce   soy sauce

2/3 cup white wine white wine

1 bunch green onions, chopped green onions

6 cloves garlic, crushed garlic

2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger, peeled ginger

(Dry is okay - use 1 1/2 tsp)

1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper pepper

Cooking Steps: 
1. Combine marinade ingredients in a 1 gallon sealable plastic bag.  Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat.  Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours; turn bag occasionally
2. Arrange charcoal on one side of grill and heat 20 minutes or heat one side of gas grill on High for 10 minutes with lid closed.  Sear pork directly over heat 5 to 7 minutes; turn to sear all sides.  Move pork to cool side of grill and close lid.
(Indoor cooking method: heat oven to 425 degrees F.  Sear pork in a non-stick skillet over medium-heat.  Place pork in oven on rack in an open roasting pan.)
3. Cook 20 to 30 minutes, or until internal temperature in pork reaches 150 degrees F for medium doneness.  For grilling, maintain air temperature in grill chamber between 400 to 425 degrees F during cooking.
4. Remove pork from heat and let stand 10 minutes before carving into thin slices.  Pork should have a light pink blush center.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Marinating time: at least 2 hours
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Winston's Wine


By participant Winston Goodrich


Winston Suggests:



Centine Toscana

Red wine Pair it with pork or chicken Would go great with Ruth's delicious pork recipe


Santa Cristina

Santa Cristina Toscana

Red wine Pair it with steak


Our newsletter group meets week at at HARC and consists of the following participants: Cheryl Adamson, Ruth Kamba, Pat Stalsby, Winston Goodrich, Micheal LeBourgeois, and Joseph Nealy





Jackie Couey
Houston Aphasia Recovery Center

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