PPE Donations: Like Mother, Like Daughter
OAKLAND, Calif. –It’s not quite the family business, but 15 year old Jiaqi Yu has definitely learned how to make connections and obtain much-needed PPE like masks and shoe coverings by watching her mom, Minfen Ding, RN.
April, Yu’s mother
facilitated donation of 13,000 masks and other PPE to Sutter’s Alta
Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland where she works as an oncology nurse. Now
Yu has helped make connections and facilitate the delivery of 20,000 masks to the
“I am very proud of Jiaqi. She cares about the safety of our staff and is able to advocate for our hospital,” says Ding.
The College Preparatory School ninth grader says she was inspired to facilitate the donation of masks by watching her mom’s efforts to gather PPE to protect her colleagues.
“I believe that every
medical worker on the frontlines deserves the best equipment,” says Yu. “They are
all working hard to protect us, but they need protection too, and I wanted to do what
I can to help them.”
Yu facilitated donation of the masks, which she secured from the Fountain Project Foundation, an East Bay non-profit working to help people with no health insurance obtain medical care.