When Nanci Bramson’s daughter tested positive for Covid-19 while far away at school in Michigan, it threw her into a fright. Thanks to a group of parents who came together to support University of Michigan students while they are sick or quarantining in Ann Arbor, Bramson was able to relax. Known as the “aMAIZEing Blue Crew,” a nod to the school’s colors, the group of mostly moms was started and organized by an out-of-state mom, Sherry Levine of Rye Brook, N.Y. After she spread the word on a parent Facebook page, local volunteers stepped up to help fulfill student requests by dropping off groceries or supplies, or at times satisfying cravings for a favorite restaurant meal or coffee drink. Levine said, “I had no idea that people like these existed in the world. I cry from the goodness of these people, the resilience of these amazing students too.”

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