Community raises funds for local veteran with speech loss

May 24, 2018
"My name is Brian Fiore."

It's one of the only full sentences that Fiore, 36, can say.

A near-fatal stroke last year left the Army veteran and former financial analyst with aphasia, the loss of the ability to speak or understand speech.

"It was terrible," said Joe Fiore, 59, Brian's father. He and his wife were in Carrabelle celebrating their anniversary when they got the call. "It was bizarre. It was a quick pack up and get to Tallahassee."

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