Yi Chen was born in China and immigrated to New York City with his parents at a young age. He grew up in a working-class family with both parents working long hours in the restaurant industry. He is a product of the New York City public school system and CUNY – Queensborough Community College. After saving some money, he started his medical supply business with 2 of his childhood friends.
From his experience in managing his medical supply store, Yi saw that there was a lack of understanding of the healthcare system and patients’ benefits. He organized many forums to educate and empower his clients and seniors. On top of that, he is a believer in giving back to the community. Every year, he donates supplies to schools and the needy, giving away turkeys to families during Thanksgiving and also donating toys to school children.