StoryCorps Chicago: ‘Sometimes We Go Through Things So We Can Be a Help To Other People'
Beth Johnson and Cynthia Cornelius met each other at the Daley Center.
Johnson was the supervising attorney there for Cabrini Green Legal Aid. She ran a help desk for people who wanted to seal their criminal records.
Cornelius was a law school student in her fifties, a volunteer at the desk.
They came to StoryCorps recently where Cornelius described how a tragedy with one of her children motivated her to start law school in middle age.