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Lessons in Hope

Bedside educator
Bedside educator Brigid Higgins with student Eileen Brazil during their class together at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Scrubs
Bedside educator Brigid Higgins puts on scrubs and gloves for a class session with a cancer patient. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Angelica Gutierrez
Higgins with student Angelica Gutierrez. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
School day
Higgins hugs student Gutierrez. Higgins is one of 88 instructors deployed in hospitals and private homes in New York City’s bedside program. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Class
Higgins with student Ashley Graziano and her mother Mary, left, during their class together. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Student
Higgins with student Danielle Masetti. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Assistant principal
Higgins discusses a student who passed away last year as Assistant Principal Mary Oleksiak looks on. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Krista Marchesi
Higgins with student Krista Marchesi. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
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