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'She cared about everyone' Family of first Illinoisan to die of COVID-19 reflects nearly 1 year later

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CHICAGO - There's been more than 22,500 deaths in Illinois related to COVID-19, but it was almost one year ago when news unfolded about the first Chicago area resident to die.
In March 2020, the Frieson family was the first family to feel the pain so many others have felt since.
They lost Patricia Frieson , who was a 61-year-old retired nurse in Chicago. Her brother said she was admitted to the hospital with breathing problems.
"She cared about everyone and often put more care into others than herself she was that type of person," her brother Richard Frieson said.
Days later, a second...
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20 Years Later, Boy Who Froze To Death And Came Back Reflects On ‘Second Chance'

20 Years Later, Boy Who Froze To Death And Came Back Reflects On ‘Second Chance'

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - A frantic father placed a haunting call to a western Wisconsin dispatcher 20 years ago. His 2-year-old son froze to death.
WCCO documented Paulie Hynek's incredible fight to come back to life back then.
We returned to the family farm just south of Eau Claire where decades later a young man has a deep appreciation for every day.
Paulie Hynek
“Probably a subconscious state of just knowing you got a second chance. If things are good or bad you're going to keep going. Things got pretty bad that day, you know what I mean? And I kept going. I figure that's where that comes...
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