To help out healthcare workers like her mom, freshman Bayleigh Fife took out an old sewing machine and began to create masks for people working in clinics, the ER, the ICU, and those infected. Bayleigh herself eventually became sick with Covid-19, but told us she is grateful that she was able to help out when she was well.
Bayleigh, in her own words:
Over this past quarantine, I was inspired by my Art I teacher, Mrs. Kossick, to break out my old sewing machine. With my mom being in the medical field and my dad watching the news 24/7, I knew how important masks were and how much of a need there was for them. I sewed around 50 masks, and I gave them to people working in clinics, the emergency room, the intensive care unit, and even people sick with COVID-19. I eventually got sick as well with the virus, but I am just so grateful that I was able to help out in some way when I was not ill during this time. I am also especially grateful for those who are working on the frontlines.