ATLANTA — There are certain times where not two but three heads are better than one. That’s how two Metro Atlanta women and their New York based friend came up with a perfect solution to a big health problem.
Getting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) to kids who may not have access to them so they can stay healthy, safe and protected during the pandemic.
Pediatrician Dr. Samira Brown and her friends Dr. Page Wilson and Alexandra Stanton a New York based CEO came up with the idea for Little Lives PPE’s. The idea was strong enough that the three were able to partner with the Atlanta Children’s Shelter to get the PPE’s distributed. The shelter will make sure that kids who need PPE’s will be able to get them.
“We wanted to make sure that there was going to be high quality medical grade personal protection available for children and for families. It is part of our core mission to make sure that our equipment is getting down to the ground level and we found the perfect partner in Atlanta children’s shelter," said Brown
The PPE’s are made with reusable non-toxic materials and are safe for kids. There is a “mini-shield” for kids up to six years old and a “mega shield” for teens.
“We wanted to make sure that there was going to be high quality medical grade personal protection available for children and for families. So it’s really important to make sure that we are taking into account the developmental stages of children. And we know that it’s just harder for them at those younger ages to be consistent with preventative measures like not touching our face washing their hands for 20 seconds. Especially when they’re back in school daycares it’s vital that you’re combining that with personal protective equipment, and the shield make sure that you’re protecting your eyes, your nose your mouth," said Brown.
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Perfect proof that we’re all “In this 2Gether”.