As the world continues in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers are selflessly risking their lives to save the lives of others. Stories of their heroics are common and yet still do not cover the breadth of their sacrifice.
However, there is another group of people that also needs attention–cancer patients. This already vulnerable group faces an impossible choice: stay home and hopefully stay free from coronavirus, or leave home to receive life-saving treatments.
A recent Lancet study reveals that immunocompromised cancer patients are nearly five times more likely to develop severe complications from COVID-19 in comparison to the general population. According to the CDC, cloth masks have been endorsed to limit spread amongst contagious but asymptomatic people. Mask usage is one of the CDC’s primary recommendations to flatten the curve.
Three local high school students knew this and saw an opportunity to jump on the challenge. Arjun Moorthy (17), Roshan Pillai (17) and Arun Moorthy (15), initiated a community-driven program, the COVID Supply Initiative (CSI), with the goal to provide masks to every cancer patient in the valley.
Instead of taking a break when their school closed, these young men went to work. They are collecting homemade and donated masks to distribute at cancer centers across Phoenix to patients undergoing chemotherapy.
“We’ve always looked to help our community,” Pillai said, “and we knew that we couldn’t sit idle while people suffer.” Motivated to help as many as they could, they soon partnered with large oncology groups and began to distribute masks to Honor Health, Virginia Piper Cancer Center, Ironwood Cancer Center, and Palo Verde Cancer Specialists.
A group of women with breast cancer were among the grateful recipients. One patient reported, “It is very touching and impactful to know someone is thinking of me and those who are like me. This act of generosity gives me hope for the future generation watching youth be proactive in their community”. Seeing the smiles on their faces definitely was motivation for us” says Arjun Moorthy. Infact, one woman commented why this act of generosity was even more important today. “Many of the support groups are closed, and I feel alone going through my journey. Family members are no longer allowed in with me during my treatment, and it gets lonely.”
CSI took these words and decided to broaden their impact. They often hand out masks in-person to patients undergoing chemotherapy and take the time to talk with them. They have also begun including motivational messages with each mask that communicate hope and faith. Messages like “You are a fighter”, “Cancer may have started the fight, but you will win it”.
The masks have been well-received and patients are often seen smiling when they read the adjoining messages. Some have even reported that for a few minutes when they see the messages, they almost forget where they are sitting.
The teens say the most unique aspect of the mask collection has been how many of the mask donations come from people who know someone undergoing cancer treatment. “The concept of ‘pay it forward’ really applies,” commented Arun Moorthy.
It is true that everyone should be using personal protection gear. However, cancer patients are already on a difficult journey that has been made more life-threatening by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Abhishek Patel, medical oncologist at Virginia Piper Cancer Center explains “if patients going through chemotherapy get the virus, they have a higher risk of Intensive Care Unit admissions and death. Therefore, masks are an important tool for protection.”
CSI is growing, and they plan to donate masks globally through both local collections and a mask-pairing program with an inspirational message for every patient. They’ll accomplish this lofty goal through a program called Mask Pair.
“We are contacting oncology centers domestically and internationally to let them know there is help and hope,” says Mr. Pillai.
“We want to make mask donation as easy as a click of a button. People with extra masks can go to our website, find where they are needed, and then send directly there,” says Arun Moorthy.
This is not the first time these boys have worked for the benefit of their local community, and it likely won’t be the last. Readers with an interest in CSI’s movement can go to covidsupplyinitiative.org and donate with a message under the Mask Pair program. Local mask pickups can be coordinated by emailing [email protected]
Meet the High-Flying CEO of Eenvest.com – Li yang
Li Yang is a Chinese Canadian business executive, who is the founder and CEO of Eenvest.com, the world’s first blockchain powered High frequency trading service by trading volume, as of April 2018. Li Yang was previously a member of the team that developed several blockchain and also served as chief technology officer in top Financial organisations.
Yang was born in St Hubei province, China. In the late 1980s, he moved with his family to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His father was a professor in China before they left the country.
In his teenage years, Yang helped support his family by working a number of service industry jobs which included being a McDonald’s employee.
Yang Attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he majored in Finance and Economics.
After college, Yang began working for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, developing software for matching trade orders. He also worked at Bloomberg where he was a developer of futures trading software.
In 2017, Yang left Coinbase to start a Blockchain based Stock trading firm called Eenvest. He launched the company to online clients in february 2019, following a $25 million funding. In less than 2 years, Yang has grown eenvest.com into the world’s largest Blockchain based Stock trading platform by volume.
Rico Torres: No Limitation To What You Can Achieve In Life
Rico loves to enhance individuals’ lives. That is the reason he decided to impart information and mindfulness through the substance he makes. He is a multi-gifted character with his name across numerous life territories. He can utilize substances to move individuals since he has experienced a ton throughout everyday life. Along these lines, to reward society, he utilizes his Instagram to reach and show individuals the genuine estimation of life.
Rico is renowned today not on the grounds that he trusts in cultural standards but since he burrowed profound to discover his motivation. He was very nearly turning into a specialist subsequent to examining Biological Health Science at the University of South Florida. He made a progression of strides that carried him to where he is today.
His experience wasn’t extraordinary compared to others you would respect, yet his flexibility and assurance are something worth loving. Rico is a Colombia-conceived American because of his folks’ movement. Seeing his folks isolated and engaging in anorexia and asthma were testing experiences he confronted growing up.
He would take part in battles in school to try not to be tormented. Along these lines, he needed to change secondary school multiple times. Discouragement set in, and Rico experienced tension. He would not like to live in hopelessness, so he moved himself to deal with his body. Rico is solid today in view of wellness and strength preparing he used to break liberated from psychological instability. Presently, he has an incredible body that makes him perceptible among the group.
Rico is a fruitful businessperson with in excess of ten dynamic organizations, including a few investment properties. As a model, he works together with various brands to be their minister. As a committed extremist, he has gone on clinical mission excursions to Ecuador, Peru, and Nicaragua. This was never an issue for him since he adores voyaging.
With no experience or information about media outlets, Rico relinquished his journey to be a specialist to begin new vocations altogether. He accepts with the correct equilibrium, it isn’t difficult to take a stab at something new. In spite of the fact that Rico bombed commonly attempting to be inventive, he was adequately firm to conquer his prosperity deterrents.
Amar Patel – The King of Effective and Reliable Multi-Vitamins In India
In an unfortunate business-dominated world where all those entrepreneurs are concerned with, is profit, there are few who actually do business that matters on an internal level. And by this, we mean the nutrition and health care business. Speaking of nutrition, the one name to be reckoned with in the field is that of entrepreneur Amar Patel. Amar has not only benefited from a business standpoint because of the pandemic but has also helped the country with his superior-quality supplements, which saw a huge sale during the pandemic.
Apart from stocking up on masks, face shields, and sanitisers, another huge product that was consumed by a huge majority, were nutrition supplements. Given COVID attacks one’s immunity, there was a huge surge in the demand for nutrition supplements and the ones that Amar’s company brought to the market, came highly recommended. In fact, his company’s sales skyrocketed to a staggering 415% in just one week of March 2020. And his current sales, now that the threat of COVID-19 has gone down considerably, are still at an amazing 160%.
Amar Patel, himself, is a fitness junkie. And one look at his social media account proves our claim. He definitely promotes healthy living given he is all about health and wellness. Amar has been in this field for the past 8 years and knows the ins and out of how health is of utmost importance for an individual. He is also one of the leading names in the business of manufacturing dietary and multivitamin supplements and related products in the country.
Amar believes that his company has reached where it is today in the market because of his responsible collaborations. This is one entrepreneur who does not wish to risk the quality of his business and its reputation and collaborates with only top nutrition and fitness companies for his products. In fact, his cut-list includes doing business with only those brands that have been featured as top-brands in magazines like Forbes. Well, responsible and smart… the two best qualities of a successful entrepreneur. Wouldn’t you agree?
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