Face Off: How Alexandra Amato’s Mask Making is Fighting Dementia + COVID-19

In the ETTWomen community we know her as Alex. And if you know Alexandra Amato, you know she has always been vocal about social issues, even more-so during this time.

Alexandra has been taking care of people since she can remember, eventually becoming a nurse and today, she serves as the Community Relations Director at Artis Senior Living.

We know how the shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has impacted us all, especially those on the front-line battling the pandemic. So Alex, having no previous sewing experience, bought a sewing machine online, watched countless YouTube videos and now has manufactured more than 600 face masks.

We were especially impressed and touched by her drive and dedication to this effort when she shared the following update on Facebook, “I don’t know if many of you know that I have a special needs son who is also hearing impaired. This week, I had a professional partner in a skilled nursing facility request masks made for the hearing impaired. I am proud to present my new masks for such a needed population. Masks for the hearing impaired.”

We commend and praise Alex for her commitment. Alex has distributed her masks to local police, fire, hospital and hospice personnel and is on a mission to spread them across every state.

 

To connect with Alexandra and support efforts, click here!