Lonnie Blanchard is a tongue cancer patient. He decided to have a surgery, and so to lose the biggest part of his tongue. He knew he was going not to be able to talk again. The BBC's Olivia Lace-Evans spent a week with Lonnie's family before his surgery. Despite it is often considered an uncommon cancer, the tongue cancer may deeply affect the patients’ lives. Here you can see the story of Lonnie and his long, touching wait for the surgery.