CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C.-The Campbell River Hospital Foundation says a recent donation will help those with speech issues. The hospital was able to buy a new iPad with a suite of apps for the Speech-Language Pathologist thanks to Daigle Welding and Marine.

The foundation says it’s used for inpatient and outpatient therapy with word finding, reading and writing practice, memory, stuttering and Apraxia of speech. Apraxia of speech happens when the part of the brain that controls coordinated muscle movement is damaged, such as in stroke victims.

Foundation Executive Director Stacey Marsh says the benefits of the iPad and the apps are “astounding” and that Daigle Welding and Marine’s donation will make a “positive impact for many patients”.