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11-year-old donates 3D-made mask straps

April 23, 2020

Andrew Herceg of Greater Binghamton is an inventive and creative 11-year-old.

With the COVID-19 situation sparking a demand for personal protective equipment, Andrew decided to make comfortable surgical mask straps for frontline healthcare workers.

The son of Dr. Michael and Caryn Herceg, he used a three-dimensional printer he had received for his 11th birthday to make 100 of the straps in different colors.

On April 23 he donated the straps to UHS for use by employees.

The straps will be attached to masks used by staff in such busy clinical areas as UHS Wilson Medical Center, said Blaine Olmsted, senior director of Supply Chain Operations at UHS.

3D-made mask straps donation