John Velez delivered a presentation at the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University, broadly covering the results of the VINI pilot study.
From John after the presentation: I just wanted to share a student’s response to the talk yesterday. I found his email very moving and he said I could pass it along to the team.
‘Your presentation today was personally special for me because my father-in-law lost his communication ability since last December and the family has had hard time with that. Actually, my wife and I recently talked about communication problems by brain damage and hope that there is a scholar researching simple communication ways for the patients. The feeling I have gotten today is more like gratitude beyond a coincidence. And, although you already know, I just want to say that your research would be really meaningful for many patients and their families. Thank you, and sincerely hope your project can share valuable findings.’