THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES
THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES ARE RUNNING OUT OF SUPPLIES
Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers are being asked to fight this global pandemic without proper access to PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Proper use of PPE includes being able to change masks and gowns between patients. Right now, many healthcare workers are using a single mask throughout their entire shift. Some have had to use a single mask for several weeks. Garbage bags and rain ponchos are being used instead of medical gowns.
The situation is serious and far from over. In fact, 3.5 billion N95 masks will be needed if the coronavirus outbreak lasts a year. The US national stockpile only has 12 million. Our doctors and nurses are being sent to the battlefield without armor. They are anxious, they are dying, but they are still fighting.
Let’s protect those who protect us.
I decided to start Proyecto_Protect, an online shop, as way to raise money to help purchase PPE for our healthcare workers. I’ve been hard at work creating art that keeps our doctors and nurses in mind. It is now available for purchase in the form of affordable stickers (and apparel, coming soon). 50% of proceeds go towards securing and distributing PPE to healthcare workers across the country.
Thank you so much for your support.