Boy Steps in to Help Nurses, Doctors

 In Nurses Weekly

For weeks, photos have been circulating online of the many weary nurses and doctors with marks and bruises on their faces from wearing tight-fitting medical masks while helping COVID-19 patients.

Quinn Callander, a seventh grader from Canada, saw the photos, and then he saw a plea from Canadian hospitals to create ear guards—devices that help relieve some of the pressure felt by health-care workers on their ears and faces.

Quinn, 13, found a design on the internet and thought he would crank out a few dozen on the 3-D printer he received for his birthday last year, and that would be that.

But then on April 3, his mother, Heather Roney, posted a couple of photos of her son and his ear guard project on her Facebook page. Soon, requests came flying in.

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