Choir member Gary Barmore of Elk Grove, right, and others perform during the annual Christmas luncheon that brings together stroke support groups throughout greater Sacramento area to celebrate the holidays with survivors and caregivers at Plates Cafe on Saturday. Some people who lose their speech abilities due to stroke are still able to sing and participate in the survivor choir.
Choir member Gary Barmore of Elk Grove, right, and others perform during the annual Christmas luncheon that brings together stroke support groups throughout greater Sacramento area to celebrate the holidays with survivors and caregivers at Plates Cafe on Saturday. Some people who lose their speech abilities due to stroke are still able to sing and participate in the survivor choir. Brian Baer sacbeephotos@sacbee.com
Choir member Gary Barmore of Elk Grove, right, and others perform during the annual Christmas luncheon that brings together stroke support groups throughout greater Sacramento area to celebrate the holidays with survivors and caregivers at Plates Cafe on Saturday. Some people who lose their speech abilities due to stroke are still able to sing and participate in the survivor choir. Brian Baer sacbeephotos@sacbee.com
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