Don L.

2/21/1997

Dear Dr. Cooper:

As you know in the early 1980’s I had a serious voice problem known as spastic dysphonia. I visited many medical doctors who diagnosed the problem as flu, allergy, paralysis, etc. The medical doctors at UCLA said it was an incurable permanent problem but they recommended surgery to help alleviate the symptoms.

Fortunately, I met Dr. Von Leden who referred me to you. You immediately explained the problem in simple terms and with great logic. Because of your treatments and training, I was completely cured. All of the symptoms disappeared in 1984. Since that time, I have been able to try many jury trails and speak successfully to many large groups.

My voice is now strong and controlled. The most important lesson was to learn where my voice should be placed when I speak.

Because this voice problem is fairly common, if you ever need me to provide support to those with the problem, please call me.

Thank you very much.

Kindest regards,
Don L.