During the COVID-19 pandemic, team members from the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, as well as friends and family, wanted to find a way to help its community. We identified a need for personal protective equipment to front-line providers. A friend, Mary Jo Hull, said it is possible to make masks out of air filters that help to block and capture viruses.
Dr. Michele Maouad said that the team could make masks from cloth with pockets and stuff them with the air filters! Dr. Rola Gharib saw the need, got the supplies together and organized the crew to make it happen fast! Kim Drvar designed the masks! Rhonda Assmus patiently taught us, rookies, how to sew!
A whole team, including Dr. Maouad’s daughters, worked together to produce the final product! The craftsmanship is by no means perfect, given the rookies on the team; however, the mask is functional!
Learn how our team was able to make masks below.