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10 Lee Woodruff and Charles Davis at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
Guest speaker Lee Woodruff and Charles Davis. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
18 Rose and Harry Cullen at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
Rose and Harry Cullen. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
20 Scot Ison, from left, Don and Grace Ison and Stuart Ison at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
Scot Ison, from left, Don and Grace Ison and Stuart Ison. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
17 Paul and Sue Schulz, from left, Michael Jhin and Richard Everett at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
Paul and Sue Schulz, from left, Michael Jhin and Richard Everett. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
2 Aaron Geller, left, and Michael McDuffie at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
Aaron Geller, left, and Michael McDuffie. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
11 Lee Woodruff, from left, Cherl Duff, Jerry J. Andrew and Allen and Missy McInnes at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
Lee Woodruff, from left, Cherl Duff, Jerry J. Andrew and Allen and Missy McInnes. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
4 Alice and Philip Burgieres, from left, and Michael Jhin at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
Alice and Philip Burgieres, from left, and Michael Jhin. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
9 Kristi Ison, from left, Charlie Chambers, Tehren Webb and Stuart Ison at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
Kristi Ison, from left, Charlie Chambers, Tehren Webb and Stuart Ison. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
5 Annette Strake and Victor Costa at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
Annette Strake and Victor Costa. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
6 Courtney Gilmore at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
Courtney Gilmore. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
10 Lee Woodruff and Charles Davis at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
18 Rose and Harry Cullen at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
20 Scot Ison, from left, Don and Grace Ison and Stuart Ison at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
17 Paul and Sue Schulz, from left, Michael Jhin and Richard Everett at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
2 Aaron Geller, left, and Michael McDuffie at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
11 Lee Woodruff, from left, Cherl Duff, Jerry J. Andrew and Allen and Missy McInnes at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
4 Alice and Philip Burgieres, from left, and Michael Jhin at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
9 Kristi Ison, from left, Charlie Chambers, Tehren Webb and Stuart Ison at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
5 Annette Strake and Victor Costa at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014
6 Courtney Gilmore at the Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon March 2014

What: Houston Aphasia Recovery Center "Let's Talk" luncheon.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: More than 500 packed the ballroom to hear Lee Woodruff, co-author of the best seller In an Instant, talk about her husband ABC anchor Bob Woodruff's recovery from traumatic brain injury which was due to a roadside bomb in Iraq. Her prescription for those dealing with communication difficulties due to stroke or brain injury was four F's — friends, family, faith and funny. The event raised more than $250,000 for the agency that aids individuals suffering from aphasia as well as their families and caregivers. The luncheon was chaired by the mother-daughter team of Jerry J. Andrews and Cheryl Duff. Honorees were Missy and Allen McInnes.

Who: Guests included Alice and Philip Burguieres, Grace and Don Ison, Sue and Paul Schwarz, Michael Jhin, Richard Everett, Annette Strake and Victor Costa.

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