13-year-old makes and donates mask extenders for health care workers
An eighth grader from East Meadow is helping front-line workers get through their tough shifts.
Nicholas Cervo has made more than 1,500 mask extenders and delivered them to numerous Long Island hospitals, rehabilitation centers and nursing homes.
The 13-year-old donated 250 to workers at Nassau University Medical Center Wednesday.
Mask extenders go on the back of masks and are specifically for health care workers. It relieves pressure because they wear masks for long periods of time.
The extenders are made with a 3D printer. Cervo saw a post about how to make them on Facebook and got started right away. It takes about two hours for each size.
"I can't help in large ways, but as long as this is helping it just makes me feel good," Cervo said.
Cervo has also donated his extenders to children and adults with hearing aids to make masks more comfortable for them.