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Branton Holmberg

I learned late in life my mother thought, when I was born with a cleft lip and palate, God was punishing her. This was shared with me by her older sister, my favourite aunt. As I reflect on the agonizing battles I had with Mom, I’m sure my rebellion against her domination of me only reinforced that belief.
This memoir will take you from the despair of my childhood as a kid with a harelip, cleft palate and speech impediment to the agony of completely losing the voice I so lovingly found when I was starting my master’s degree in School Psychology.
Then at the age of 74 I became a laryngectomee and lost my voice altogether.

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