At the start of the pandemic, our Administrative Coordinator & HR Support, Jo-Anne Bassani turned a time of angst into an opportunity to give back to our incredible healthcare professionals by putting her creative skills to work.
Jo-Anne’s story is one of gratitude towards all of those working on the frontline. Herself and her daughter joined forces to create their very own, Healthcare Hero Headbands.
“This pandemic stirred up a lot of emotions with everyone. For myself I was very anxious. To be honest I’m not the best with deal with intense situations in the beginning of them. I was overwhelmed with fear of the unknown, like many. I spent many hours awake in bed trying to stop myself from overtaking how out of hand this pandemic could become. I know the best thing for me to do in these times is to find a project, keep busy. During these times of stress I couldn’t help but feel so grateful and moved but the healthcare workers on the frontlines. I combined my gratitude with my need for a project and got to work. I collected supplies and started getting busy. My daughter had some extra time on her hands with no school so I relisted her help and creativity and we started making headbands for the healthcare worked masks to help ease the pain to their ears. We posted them on social media and were shipping 30-40 within weeks. Unfortunately we ran out of supplies and finding what we needed to make them was impossible. We have now been able to create some mask strap extenders with the supplies we can get to try continue keeping ourselves busy and show our gratitude for the frontline healthcare workers.”
Contact us today if a mask strap extender would be useful to you let us know and we will get one shipped.
Thank you healthcare professionals – we understand you are the frontline of this pandemic.