Saxophone player lost sensitivity on half his tongue, help

by Arieh


My brother is a saxophone player, he's 20.
Recently he's had an unfortunate accident and has lost sensitivity on the entire left part of his tongue, permanently.
He is having a very hard time to cope with it, adding to the anguish and frustration that the loss of taste and sensitivity bring, the inability to play his instrument is getting him even more depressed.
I am a guitar player and don't understand much about the reed, but he tells me it is impossible for him to play the saxophone anymore as he cannot feel the entire reed anymore.
I was wondering if anybody has ever heard of a situaion like that before, is there any recourse for him, some strange technique that would allow him to play the saxophone if he readjusted his playing.
Maybe someone knows of anyone else with information.
I can't imagine what it would be like to loose a hand and not be able to play my instrument again, the thought makes me want to retch, so if there is anything that can be done i'dd like for him to know about it.
Any advice, any help at all would be appreciated.
Thank you very much
Arieh from Belgium

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