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THERAPY CHOIRS of MICHIGAN WHERE ENTERTAINMENT, HEALING AND INSPIRATION MEET 84 /// BY STEPHANE IRWIN “He who sings, frightens away his ills.” Never were the words of the 16th-century Innovative Health - Summer 2016 writer Miguel De Cervantes brought more to life than by Therapy Choirs of Michigan (TCM). Formed in 1998 by Leonard (Len) McCulloch and Sherry Cantrell, these three nonprofit choir groups have entertained and inspired many people – from a former president to residents of a homeless shelter. Len McCulloch is a psychotherapist with more than 38 years of experience in the areas of mental health, brain injury, traumatic stress, addictions, and social work. Sherry Cantrell’s career spans the past 35 years at the senior executive level in a variety of nonprofit and for-profit industries. Both of these dynamic individuals have full time “day jobs,” yet have enough left at the end of their work days and weeks to devote to their passion – therapy choirs comprising challenged and “differently-abled” citizens. Choir members are largely physically, cognitively, or emotionally challenged. Some sing with the choir temporarily while recovering from an injury; others with chronic conditions may participate indefinitely.


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