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‘I lost my voice four months ago and I still don’t know why’

Cassie Henning lost her voice in January and has been searching for answers since.

A seemingly innocuous lump in the throat has placed a Kirkwall woman in the midst of a medical mystery, wondering if she will ever again find her voice.

It has been four months now since Cassie Henning suddenly lost her voice, leaving clinicians and specialists struggling to uncover why.

Bereft, and inconsolable at the anguish of losing the ability to communicate verbally, Cassie has left no stone unturned in her bid to regain her voice.

But the sudden ailment has turned her world upside down, leaving her unable to work in her healthcare role, and struggling to remain positive in a new reality, where her voice is barely louder than a whisper.

Read Cassie’s story in The Orcadian currently out in the shops and available online.