Kitti Tong

Aphasia Advocate

At the age of 27, Kitti Tong earned the CEO’s Exceptional Performance Award at Choice Hotels – the highest recognition in the company. A data analyst, performance and growth strategist, and event facilitator, she founded a Toastmasters Chapter in Maryland and co-chaired several committees for women’s leadership and human rights. Kitti’s life was changed forever when she was struck by a car walking home from work, sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury. With determination and grit, she relearned to walk, talk and participate in life. She has founded S.A.Y. – Young Aphasia & Apraxia to help create awareness of this isolating condition. Kitti enjoys painting while dreaming about her wedding to Brad Pitt.