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Cherry Village resident sings in local church choir, volunteers

Bradley Bussen, Cherry Village resident, participates in a fine-motor-skill activity, with the support of Rhonda Marley, the long-term-care facility’s restorative aide.

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          Bradley Bussen may have a little difficulty expressing what he wants to say in conversation but he has found another voice in the church choir.

            Bussen, 41, has been a resident of Cherry Village, a short- and long-term-care facility at 1401 Cherry Lane for about five years.

            He suffered a stroke in 2012 and has right-side paralysis. He said he is “high-functioning” and while he sometimes hesitates with verbal responses, he understands what people are saying.

            But when it comes to singing in the Trinity United Methodist Church choir, he is in his element.

            “I love to sing,” he said ...

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