Texas Tech students offer a hand to help raise money - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/6/10

Texas Tech students offer a hand to help raise money for stroke victims

By Kristin Beerman | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Stroke recovery patients in this area are getting some help from an unlikely source, engineering students who are willing to give up six hours of their time to hire out for spring cleaning.

"We do a lot of yard work, we rake leaves and we'll plant gardens, we've done things like clean houses or paint fences, so about anything that they need us to do, we'll do it," said Rachel Green, the President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering at TTU.

Last year, the students raised $5,000 for the Speech and Hearing Clinic at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center money which provides much need therapy to patients recovering from a stroke.

"Many of them have depleted their insurance funds, but they still have difficulty speaking or reading or writing after a stroke," said Melinda Corwin, Ph.D., with TTUHSC's Speech and Hearing Clinic. "So this speech therapy helps them regain those skills."

Dr. Corwin says one person even signed up these kids to program their IPod.  If you'd like to hire students for spring cleaning, thereby helping stroke patients with your donation, please call the Speech and Hearing Clinic at 743-5660, ext 223.  This work day is set for April 17th and the students do this once a semester.  Also, feel free to e-mail Dr. Corwin at Melinda.corwin@ttuhsc.edu.

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