BC-MA–Member Exchange Advisory, MA


Here are the Massachusetts member exchange stories for Oct. 26 – Oct. 27. The stories will move in advance on Friday and will move again on the designated days.

SATURDAY, Oct. 26:


NATICK, Mass. — Members of Natick High School’s men’s choir are used to performing in high school auditoriums. In January, they’ll be on a much larger stage – New York’s Carnegie Hall. “Once we step out into the lights and on stage, for me, it will be pretty astounding,” said Spencer Birch, a 14-year-old freshman member of the group. By Brian Benson, The MetroWest Daily News. Sent: 300 words, photos.

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TAUNTON, Mass. — When Taunton’s James McCabe was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago, as a man he was shocked. “I never thought of it as a possibility,” said McCabe, a 49-year-old telecommunications manager. “I thought it was something simple like a cyst. I never thought of a male getting breast cancer.” McCabe, who up to that point was considered relatively active and healthy, then underwent a mastectomy to remove the malignant mass, before being subjected to weeks of draining chemotherapy sessions and then radiation. By Marc Larocque, Taunton Gazette. Sent: 635 words.

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SUNDAY, Oct. 27:


PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Peter Nguyen doesn’t know if Angel Torres is alive. But he’s trying to find out. The only clue the 45-year-old Vietnam native and longtime Plymouth resident has is a U.S. Army dog tag with Torres’ name. An uncle who still lives in the Southeast Asian country gave him the worn aluminum ID a few years ago, during one of Nguyen’s visits home. By Lane Lambert, The Patriot-Ledger. Sent: 700 words, photos.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Dr. Gabriel T. Cade remembers that when he was a boy, his physician father treated his “usual cuts and scrapes of boys in the Appalachian mountains” on the kitchen table of their North Carolina home, before the doctor was willing to drive for 30 minutes on the windy road to the nearest medical center. Now 35 and living in Northampton, Cade is an emergency medicine physician and wilderness medicine fellow at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. By Cori Urban, The Republican. Sent: 1,100 words.

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