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Emmy Bean’s bedside lessons give patients “a chance to be a kid, and not a kid who’s sick.”
Helene Pochopien does a little bit of everything for Northwest Side facility that cares for medically fragile kids and young adults.
‘The communities we serve are very complex,’ Nestor Flores says. ‘These are vulnerable populations that are struggling to survive, low-income in many cases.’