When ninety-five-year-old Miriam Looker of Ohio first learned of the pandemic, she worried first not about her own health, but the health of her grown children. Her youngest stepson, a family physician, couldn't get enough face masks for his patients. The talented quilt-maker quickly switched her operation to mask-sewing, and was soon donating cloth face masks throughout her community. With the help of a friend, and plenty of material donations, Looker has produced about 3,000 masks. She suffered a bout of Covid herself in November, but is on the mend now—and continuing to roll out the masks.

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