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My Covid-19 Heroine – An Appreciation

May 15, 2020

Mask makers are helping us beat the pandemic

My favorite Leola mask.

“At long last , we have finally made a truly game-changing scientific breakthrough in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We have found a disease-control tool that, when used properly, can reduced transmission by somewhere between 50% and 85%. The tool is cheap and remarkably low-tech. You can even make one at home.”

From “The Power of Masks,” Time Magazine, July 20-July 27, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis created a new heroine in my eyes: my dear partner and spouse, Leola Olive Jewett-Verzuh.

When the virus hit, she pondered what she could do to help. Within a few days, she began making beautiful face masks that she sent to all her family members. Some of them work in hospitals and care homes.

Leola with her favorite mask

She then set a goal of 1,000 masks that she offered to local health care facilities. At the time of this post, she had passed the 500 mark.

I have no doubt she’ll achieve her goal and will earn her place among the heroes and heroines helping others through this difficult period.

Thank you, Leola, for your kind heart!

Love, Ron

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2 Responses to My Covid-19 Heroine – An Appreciation

  1. Diane Sagan on June 12, 2020 at 6:35 am

    Please check your ancestry.com account.
    I believe we share DNA. Look on the DNA page.

    I believe my last Name Hurry may be our connection.
    Arthur Hurry from Prince Edward Island was my.grandfather. He immigrated to the US pre-WW. His sister Ida also came to the US.
    His only child also Arthur is my father.

    • Ron Verzuh on June 14, 2020 at 4:57 pm

      I don’t recall tracking an Arthur Hurry in my research on the Verzuh family.

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