Giving Voice: Ending 30 Years of Silence (Video)

Cleveland Clinic doctors restore woman's ability to speak after decades of whispers

Betty Lou Trugant

More than 30 years ago, Betty Lou Trufant lost her voice as a result of a cold.

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It never came back.

The illness paralyzed one of her vocal cords. Reduced to little more than a whisper for decades, her search for a cure eventually led her to Cleveland Clinic. Watch her amazing story:

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