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Jennifer Jaff dies at 55; advocate for the chronically ill
Jennifer Jaff dies at 55; advocate for the chronically ill

Jennifer Jaff was on the brink of attending law school when her doctor tried to stop her because she had a debilitating chronic illness. "I decided I couldn't stay in bed the rest of my life," she later said. "I had to live." Decades later she was a partner in a Connecticut law firm when the Crohn's disease that she had been diagnosed with as a teenager finally got in the way of her work as a trial lawyer. She started looking around and "found all these patients who had questions and needed help," she told the Hartford Courant last year. In 2005, Jaff left the firm and became a leading national advocate for people like herself, founding Advocacy for...

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