7th Grader Assembles & Donates Face Shields to Healthcare Workers
This spring, Garrett ('21) has been busy putting his 3D printing skills to use making face shields for those working in healthcare and the medical field. A building and design enthusiast, Garrett has been fascinated by the stories of people using technology to manufacture equipment at a time when supplies of important medical gear are running low. After trial-and-error, Garrett decided to make face shields using the Budman Design and enlisted his family's help to source the additional parts and assemble the complete face shield.
Each face shield takes approximately 2 hours to make, and after many weeks of work, Garrett has completed 25 face shields!
This past Memorial Day, Garrett donated the supplies to H.O.P.P.E United, an organization that sources Personal Protective Equipment for frontline healthcare providers. Garrett shares that he is excited to find a way to use his passions to help others, especially at this time of need.
Great work reaching beyond and making a difference in the lives of those working at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, Garrett!