The CDC is encouraging everyone to wear face masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. To help people do that, they dedicated a page to making cloth coverings using several different methods.
While many of us still aren’t sure we can tackle a sewing machine, nothing could stop Norfarrah Syahirah Shaari of Malaysia from giving back. In fact, she figured out how to do so with her feet!
Norfarrah was born without arms, so she goes about all her daily tasks using her feet.
When it became abundantly clear that there wasn’t enough personal protective equipment for health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic, she knew she had to help! So she got to work making masks and gowns to keep them safe.
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She is one of more than 25 individuals involved in her community’s project. “Each volunteer has a different role,” she explained. “Someone will measure and cut the fabric, another will draw the polar, and someone else will sew the PPE. I can sew eight PPE gowns a day.”
Their group has gained plenty of attention for their wonderful mission, and people around the world are coming to know Norfarrah’s name. But she’s not in it for the fame.
“I feel proud to be part of this program, and this is the little thing we can do to help our health care workers,” she said.
That’s exactly the kind of thing heroes say! Thank you, Norfarrah and everyone else, for doing what you can to keep our hospital workers safe!
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