ROSS TAYLOR

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Richard Days, 78, kisses the hand of Ken Carter, 74, after Martin played saxophone for him at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Martin, a former professional musician, suffered a stroke 18 years ago and learned to play the saxaphone with one hand after his stroke. The Bloomfield resident volunteers at St. Francis and plays his saxaphone for people who are in the hospital, as well as at Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital.
Richard Days, 78, kisses the hand of Ken Carter, 74, after Martin played saxophone for him at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Martin, a former professional musician, suffered a stroke 18 years ago and learned to play the saxaphone with one hand after his stroke. The Bloomfield resident volunteers at St. Francis and plays his saxaphone for people who are in the hospital, as well as at Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital. "That was a blessing - him walking in my door," said Days, who is also a resident of Bloomfield and knows Martin who said with admiration, "How many one-armed saxaphone players do you know?"