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An 18-year-old girl who grew up in the hospital knows the joy in a simple gift. So she’s taking construction paper, glue and some glitter to brighten the days of others in need. A simple gift making a world of difference, but Jen Rubino needs your help to get the job done. We caught up with Jen at Lurie Children’s in Chicago, but she delivers cards to hospitals all across the Chicagoland area.

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Medical Watch producer Katharin Czink and photographer and editor Steve Scheuer worked on this piece.