Client: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Source: Chicago Tribune/The Doings – LaGrange
LaGrange teenager, Katie Palermo, while fighting cancer herself, serves on Lurie Children’s Kids Advisory Board and strives to make the hospital a better place for herself and other young people battling illness:
Katie Palermo, 17, a student at Lyons Township High School, suffered a relapse of leukemia two years ago and is continuing chemotherapy treatments at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She was first diagnosed when she was 12. Palermo was recruited to take part in the hospital’s Kids Advisory Board, which allows children being treated at the hospital to provide input on how the hospital operates and meets their needs. The board has 10 members between the ages of 11 and 17 who’ve had significant experiences with the hospital.She also was selected to travel to Barcelona in June, where she will attend a conference organized by the International Children’s Advisory Network, a worldwide consortium of children’s advisory groups working together to provide a voice for children and families in health, medicine and research…The hospital also has an outpatient center in Westchester that is one of 11 outpatient centers across the Chicago area.
The Doings LaGrange, “Teen fighting leukemia strives to make hospital a better place,” May 16, 2016