Exchange student sends 10,000 masks, PPE equipment to St. Anthony's HS

A foreign exchange student who was living on Long Island when the coronavirus hit is now doing her part to help even though she is back home in China.
Lixin Yan, 15, is from Beijing and was attending St. Anthony's High School when the coronavirus outbreak started.
Yan's parents got her a flight back to China as the restrictions grew stricter. She was quarantined for 15 days and tested negative for the virus. After hearing the news of the coronavirus hitting America, Yan wanted to do her part to help.
"The virus spread to America very quickly so we wanted to help our friends and our teachers," says Yan.
Alex Kissel, the International Department Chair at St. Anthony's, received a call from Yan asking if it would be all right to send 10,000 masks and other PPE equipment.
Sending large shipments is currently a challenge, but Yan and Kissel were able to navigate the logistics. The package is set to arrive in a few days at the school.
 "Our plan is to send a message to all the St. Anthony's families and say this is available to you," says Kissel. "Anything left over we plan to give to the local hospitals that surround the St. Anthony's community.
Yan tells News 12 she wants to return to St. Anthony's when it's possible because Long Island is her second home.
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