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A Puerto Rico Story: Chicagoan Sonia Negrón Bell’s Race Against Time To Save Her Parents

Days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Chicagoan Sonia Negrón Bell received word from her brother of a cryptic text he received from their always proud and hopeful father, “Things are bad down here.” Negrón Bell then embarked on a race against time to rescue her chronically ill and elderly parents.

Negrón Bell, a graduate student and intern at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, is leaving Chicago on a one way ticket to further help her family and all Puerto Ricans. Before she leaves, Negrón Bell will share with us her harrowing story.

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