CEO Alex Levy was back on CTV’s Canada AM program last Thursday, sharing some of MyVoice’s most inspirational user stories. Now used by more than 10,000 people with speech and language disabilities, many users have come back to us with the most extraordinary and heartwarming anecdotes of how MyVoice changed their lives.
Lately we’ve been working with the wonderful team at Holland Bloorview Kids’ Rehab and had the honour of meeting a young man who has cerebral palsy. When we showed him MyVoice on the iPad he caught on instantly. In minutes, he was ordering his mom a coffee at the hospital cafe. The possibilities for independence that MyVoice can provide made us so proud.
Sometimes these shining moments come over the phone. We recently heard from a mother who told us that our app allowed her child to tell her that he loves her, out loud, for the very first time in his life. It’s very easy to take those little things for granted, but for some people these simple gestures can mean the world.
Although we have users in 30 countries, a few weeks ago we had someone stop us in the hall at our office building to tell us his family’s story. After having a stroke his grandfather had been left unable to speak. He was able to use MyVoice to communicate with his loved ones, something that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible.
These are only some of the many stories that our users have shared with us. We want to continue to highlight them on the blog, and if you would like to submit your experiences please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org