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 patientsâ€™ lives. Here you can see the story of Lonnie and his long, touching wait for the surgery.