BY Damion Smith

For most of my adult life, I’ve received compliments about my deep, resonant voice. I’d even considered doing voice-over work for cartoons, but I talked myself into waiting until my golden years. I thought I had time on my side.

This past July 4, I celebrated my 41st birthday -- nothing real big, just a quiet dinner with my wife. By quiet, I mean really quiet. Three weeks earlier, I had lost my voice. After waiting another week...

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