Love Means Never Having to Say … Anything
A relationship between a young man and woman with similar illnesses presents unusual challenges. For starters, he can’t speak.
By Jamison Hill
After dating Shannon for several months, I needed to say something to her, but I couldn’t. It’s not that I was nervous or unsure of the phrasing. It’s that I couldn’t speak. My lungs and larynx couldn’t create the air pressure and vibrations needed to say the words floating around my mind.
- May 25, 2018
This is our reality. I can’t talk to Shannon about anything — not the weather or her day or how beautiful she is. Worst of all, I can’t tell her I love her.