Methodist in the Media

Millard Teen Sourced PPE for Those Who Needed it Most

Published: Jan. 27, 2021

The beginning of the pandemic is burned into the minds of many: public health information changed rapidly, people adjusted to working and learning from home, and it was nearly impossible to find toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Health care organizations couldn’t source enough surgical masks, never mind the rest of the population having access to face coverings.

Meanwhile in Millard, 15-year-old Mahika Kanchanam saw an opportunity. If health care workers and school custodians needed personal protective equipment (PPE), perhaps a determined ninth-grade student could help. 

Ultimately, some 4,000 pieces of protective equipment were donated to local hospitals., including Methodist Women's Hospital, where she was a volunteer before the pandemic.

Omaha Magazine: Millard teen sourced PPE for those who needed it most this spring

Facebook: Mahika delivers PPE to Methodist Women's Hospital