Olivet College Families "Do Good" by Making Protective Gear for Healthcare Professionals

May 4, 2020

 

Olivet College junior Donald Lee Doyle III chose to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doyle and his family are using 3D printing technology to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals who lack the protective gear when treating COVID-19 patients.

 

"The goal is make sure nobody runs without. We cannot make enough for everybody, but if enough of us get out there, we can maybe bridge the gap until big manufacturing starts making thousands of these. In the meantime, we just want to save one person at a time. If we can help one nurse not get infected, one doctor not get infected, and that is what we can hope to do," Donald Lee Doyle II said in an interview with ABC 12 News.

 

The Doyle family started a GoFundMe on March 26 to purchase the materials to make more PPE. As of May 4, 2020, the Doyle family has raised $19,375.

 

“We are so thankful for each and every one of you! The support has been incredible. Mor