A Gift of Safety

The Class of 1990 stepped up to help one of their own secure more personal protective equipment at the start of the pandemic.

When word spread that physician Ted Mikuls ’90 and his team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center needed N95 masks as protection against coronavirus, the Class of 1990 helped fill the void.

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Masks were hard to find in the U.S., but plentiful in Hong Kong, where Todd Rahimi ’90 lives.

Sean Kneafsey ’90 connected with Rahimi and set up a private Facebook group and a GoFundMe page, raising more than $13,000, and on May 6 thousands of masks arrived on Mikuls’ doorstep.

“Health care providers like Ted are at very high risk of contracting this disease,” says Kneafsey. “We want to keep Ted and his colleagues safe so they can continue to serve their community in Omaha.”

post-image N95 masks. / Courtesy stock.
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