A big shout out to Alex Gardiner for making and donating ear savers to Sensity. The 11-year-old Woodstock resident made 50 ear savers in different colours using his 3-D printer.
So far he’s made more than 1,000 ear savers. He donated them to Woodstock Hospital, local long-term care homes and to people sewing masks to hand out with their masks. All he hopes for in return is a thank you card.
Alex connected with Sensity through intervenor Michaela Wilford, who knows Alex’s mother Lindsay.
Alex’s older sister Emily suggested the idea after seeing someone in British Columbia making the ear savers. Alex found the design on Thingiverse, a website dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files.
Ear savers take pressure and friction off the ears, making all masks more comfortable and reduce the risk of damage to the ears and face.
“We are still making them for whomever wants them at no charge,” Alex’s mother said.