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  • >> [Background music] I can't imagine not being able

  • to tell my son I love you, or say happy birthday.

  • That would be so cruel for a mother and child.

  • The night before my oral cancer surgery, it hit me as I was packing,

  • Logan may never hear my voice again.

  • So I recorded myself on tape, saying things like good night, and reading stories.

  • I love you Logan.

  • This is a story for Logan.

  • Can you give Mama a hug and a kiss, please?

  • It must have taken me 20 times to get through it without crying.

  • This kind of cancer has the potential to be pretty destructive,

  • but I was in such good hands at U of M. They got the cancer.

  • They took tissue from my arm, and they rebuilt my tongue.

  • It was amazing.

  • I really couldn't imagine being anywhere else.

  • You know, you take so many little things for granted, eating, speaking,

  • not to mention what this kind of radical surgery could do to your face.

  • But I'm here, and I'm able to do everything I did before, especially being a mom.

  • And I'm grateful to them, because I never had to play Logan that tape I made.

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Lisa, head and neck cancer survivor

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    VoiceTube   posted on 2016/07/08
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