Thirteen-year-old Quinn Callander from Canada saw photos of doctors and nurses with injuries from long hours in medical masks. Then he saw a plea from hospitals asking for ear guards to help relieve some of the pressure on health-care workers ears and faces.
For his birthday, Quinn had gotten the 3-D printer he asked for and made some ear guards from an internet design. After Quinn’s mother, “Heather Roney, posted a couple of photos of her son and his ear guard project on her Facebook page… requests came flying in.”
Quinn’s printer is now going 24/7 and he’s made more than 500 ear guards that help ease the pain of medical care professionals around the world.
I hope you’ll read more about Quinn and his project in this Washington Post article.
We Are The World Blogfest is a monthly effort to bring positive stories of hope to the world. We share these stories on the last Friday of every month. Thank you to this month’s co-hosts:
April 24, 2020 at 11:59 am
So inspiring to see what this young man did! Thank you for sharing.
April 24, 2020 at 2:52 pm
Seeing young folks doing this kind of service gives me hope. Glad you liked it, Maggie.
April 24, 2020 at 12:39 pm
I saw this article in an innovation newsletter, and I was so impressed by this young man’s quick thinking and selfless attitude. It truly gives you hope for the future, knowing that kids like this are a part of it.
Thanks for sharing this story for WATWB, JoAnna, and thank you for bringing us good news throughout the year on this wonderful site.
April 24, 2020 at 9:40 pm
Thanks for your kind words, Dan and for doing such a good job of clarifying why I chose this story. You take care, too!
April 24, 2020 at 12:40 pm
This is amazing. I love how the young really have so much to offer if we believe in them.
Thanks for sharing!
April 24, 2020 at 9:48 pm
My pleasure, Eliza. It really gives me hope when I read about young people like this. Thanks for reading!
April 24, 2020 at 1:11 pm
This is a fabulous heart-warming story. – thanks for sharing it. The cleverness, kindness and generosity of kids is amazing.
April 24, 2020 at 9:53 pm
It is amazing. And encouraging. Thanks for believing in them with me!
April 24, 2020 at 2:37 pm
The other commentators have said it all. Kudos to thirteen-year-old Quinn Callander! The future of our species are in good hands. Now it’s up to us adults to ensure that we leave them with a habitable planet.
April 24, 2020 at 10:08 pm
Yes! We have that responsibility.
April 25, 2020 at 10:36 am
So inspiring! Thank you for sharing.
April 25, 2020 at 6:15 pm
My pleasure! Thanks for enjoying this with me!
April 26, 2020 at 11:39 pm
What an inspirational young man! Thank you for sharing, JoAnna.
April 27, 2020 at 11:36 pm
My pleasure, Laura.
April 27, 2020 at 10:38 am
Would have loved to read the Washington Post article JoAnna but to do so I would have had to subscribe 😦 But anyway kudos on this young chap’s ingenuity 🙂
April 27, 2020 at 11:42 pm
I’m sorry, Susan. I think they must allow you a certain number before they require subscription since I could read this one, but got locked out today. I’ll keep that in mind and try to give more detail.
April 27, 2020 at 11:21 am
Hi JoAnna – what a brilliant idea … and how interesting he wanted a 3D printer for his birthday … he’s going to go places. Take care and thanks for this … Hilary
April 27, 2020 at 11:52 pm
You’re welcome, Hilary. I was impressed, too!
May 6, 2020 at 11:07 am
Wonderful idea. This little genius is going to invent many useful things.
May 6, 2020 at 8:09 pm
I love imagining this. These kids give me hope.