Gift of mask from retired Kansas farmer called ‘beautiful’ by New York Gov. Cuomo @NYGovCuomo #NewYorkStrong
Gift of mask from retired Kansas farmer called ‘beautiful’ by New York Gov. Cuomo –
“I am a retired farmer hunkered down in N.E. Kansas with my wife who has but one lung and occasional problems with her remaining lung. We are in our 70s now and frankly I am afraid for her … Enclosed find a solitary N-95 mask left over from my farming days. It has never been used … If you could, could you please give this mask to a nurse or a doctor in your city.” Cuomo read the letter and held up the mask during his daily press briefing: “You want to talk about a snapshot of humanity. You have five masks, what do you do? Do you keep all five? Do you hide the five masks, do you keep them for yourself or others? No, you send one mask. You send one mask to New York for a doctor or nurse. How beautiful is that? How selfless is that? How giving is that? It’s that love, that courage, that generosity of spirit that makes this country so beautiful. And it’s that generosity for me makes up for all the ugliness that you see. Take one mask, I’ll keep four.”
Needed to read something like this today, we’re trying to fund raise to supply masks to all New Yorkers and reading things like this makes me think it might work out. There are people out there that care about others and do something about it to help.
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