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#WeSeeYouKSHB: KC-area teens make PPE for front-line workers

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#WeSeeYouKSHB: KC-area teens make PPE for front-line workers

#WeSeeYouKSHB: KC-area teens make PPE for front-line workers

As front-line workers in the health-care field continue doing everything they can to return to people to health during the COVID-19 pandemic, some have family members going the extra miles to help keep them safe as well.

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MORE TONIGHT ONPEOPLE MAKING ADIFFERENCE IN THEMETRO."WE SEE YOU K-S-H-B" ISOUR EFFORT TO SHAREGOOD NEWS DURING THISTRYING TIME.WE ARE SEEING THERISKS HEALTH CAREWORKERS ARE TAKING TOMAKE SURE WE ALL MAKEIT THROUGH THISPANDEMIC.BUT 41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER JORDAN BETTSSHOWS US HOW SOME OFTHEIR KIDS ARE HELPINGTOO.Jordan"Teens around the nation aregoing through a hard time withthe pandemic.

But, some arestepping up to help herelocally and they involve twoteens that have parentsworking in the University ofKansas Hospital."14 YEAR OLD ELLIOTTKORENTAGER IS A BUSYTEEN.Sabrina Korentager, son ismakingSabrina Korentager, son ismakingear bands"He walks dogs in theneighborhood so he isbalancing doing that alongwith school."ON TOP OF THAT, HE ISHELPING FRONT LINEWORKERS.Elliott Korentager, making earbandsfor hospitals"This is my 3D printer and Ihave been making maskstraps for about three weeksnow."SO FAR, HE HAS MADEMORE THAN 200 BANDS.natsTHE FEELING TO HELP...STARTING AT HOME WITHTHE TEENS PARENTS.Sabrina Korentager, son ismakingear bands"I work at KU Cancer Centerin breast surgery."HIS DAD IS ALSO A PLASTICSURGEON AT THEHOSPITAL AND TOLD HISSON ABOUT A PROBLEM HETHOUGHT HE COULD HELPFIX WHILE AT HOME.Elliott Korentager, making earbandsfor hospitals"he was talking about how alot of people were havingproblems with their earsgetting like either a rashbehind it or just irritatedoverall."AND HE DID!BUT, HE'S NOT THE ONLYTEEN HELPING.natsSO IS THIS OLATHE SENIORAKSHAY SHASTRI.natsHE IS USING HIS 3-DPRINTER TO MAKE FACESHIELDS AND IS DONATING250 OF THEM TO THEUNVERSITY OF KANSASHOSPITAL, AS HIS MOTHERIS A DOCTOR THERE.nats?BOTH TEENS SEEING THISAS AN OPPERTUNITY TOGIVE BACK...EVEN AT THEIRYOUNG AGE.Elliott Korentager, making earstrapsfor hospitals"Really anything you can docan help."JORDAN BETTS 41 ACTION




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