“I am happier now without my voice than I've ever been with my voice.”

In 1999, René Foreman was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. She underwent surgery that saved her life but also took her voice.

Today, René speaks using an electrolarynx–a small device that produces an electronic voice when she holds it against her throat.

René sat down for an interview with her daughter Michelle.

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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
For more information on the electrolarynx click here.
Produced by Nadia Reiman with Jud Esty-Kendall
Facilitated by Anaid Reyes
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