Jenny Chen, a nurse practitioner at the VA

Jenny Chen, a nurse practitioner at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System talks to Bernhardt Wichmann III about his health care: communicating is much easier, said Wichmann, now that his voice has returned, after disappearing 32 years ago following an operation for vocal chord polyps. "I'm overwhelmed by it all," he said. Story and photo by Sheila Anne Feeney. (Credit: Sheila Anne Feeney)

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