Pastime's new life

Downs began bringing boxes of chrysalises and butterflies to the Fairmont HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre. A butterfly room opened five months before her mother died there, and Downs named it The Chrysalis Room. Now president of the Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition, Downs is leading an effort to open Chrysalis Rooms in nursing homes across the country.
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