Dustin McKague M.S.N., FNP-BC, CWCN-AP works as a nurse practitioner in a Eugene, Ore. clinic, studies in GW Nursing's Ph.D. program and now spends his spare time sewing cloth masks for those who need them amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. McKague calls his friend Sandi Jasmer “the real hero,” as she started sewing masks when the pandemic reached Oregon.
An “avid sewer” himself, Mr. McKague offered to help Ms. Jasmer with the project, and the two adapted the pattern she was using so that less-experienced sewers could also help.
The two have sewn almost 300 masks so far, and have distributed them to Mr. McKague’s family medicine clinic, high-risk community members, family and friends, and to essential workers at the Department of Human Services.
Next up to benefit from their masks? Organizations that provide services to Eugene’s homeless population to address safety concerns among that population.
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