When Quinn Callander and his mother Heather Roney entered an online contest, they thought they had a pretty good chance at winning a camp-stove.
What they didn’t expect, however, was to become an overnight sensation and start an international movement that directly improves the lives of frontline health-care workers.
Earlier this month, the Maple Ridge News published an article featuring seventh-grader Callander and his effort to build hundreds of ear guards using a 3D printer – devices that allow health-care workers to tie medical masks to the back of their head, relieving pressure on their ears during 12-hour shifts. RELATED: Maple Ridge scout makes nifty tool to aid front-line workers Roney snapped a photo of her son holding the ear guards, entered the pictures in a Scouts Canada photo contest and published them on her Facebook page. The Facebook post almost immediately went viral, exploding to 461,000 shares, 287,000 […]
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