I am an American-born singer. A few years ago my vocal chord was inadvertently paralyzed after thyroid surgery and I was told I would never sing again, nor speak with much modulation. That was a soul-searching period for me. It was 2-1/2 years of near silence before miracles and medical skills allowed me to once again sing although the vocal chord is still paralyzed.
For Christmas 2012 I released a CD of my singing to reflect my joy in music and reflect my gratefulness to the Savior. And also--I recorded it because the previous year I had learned that I had a cancer nodule nestling next to my healthy, non-paralyzed vocal chord. Surgery was again iminent so I decided to give my best effort to leave a record of my music before that procedure.
Happily, the surgery went amazingly well and I am singing again. Link to the Christmas CD: http://andrea1.bandcamp.com/track/white-christmas.
My BA degree is from BYU, in fashion design and I market my designs sporadically in my Etsy shop, aVintage. See it at http://www.etsy.com/shop/avintage
I’m entering a new season of life and have begun my journey as a singer and inspirational speaker.