For more than a decade, Brenda Jensen has been teased for using an electronic device that made her sound like a robot.
Today, the 52-year-old Modesto woman has her voice back, thanks to rare transplant surgery at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
In what was only the second successful larynx transplant documented in medical literature, an international team of surgeons replaced Jensen’s larynx in October.
Thirteen days later, UC Davis surgeons were at her bedside to find if their delicate work had been a success. They asked Jensen to speak.
“I want to go home,” she said in a hoarse voice before breaking into a smile. Full article
Here’s this morning’s report by Sarah Varney on The California Report: