When 27-year-old medical student Noor Shaik told her mother they had to help, she never imagined rooms full of masks, gowns and medical equipment for hospitals in Bangalore, the Indian city of more than 8 million that is home to her 83-year-old grandmother and aunts and uncles. The response to her Breath For Humanity project was overwhelming -- she had to move home because her dorm room was full of N95 masks, hospital gowns, face shields, nasal cannulas and tracheotomy care kits, donated by Philadelphia medical equipment suppliers. Soon the home's family room also was full. The first 900-pound shipment was sent for free by a New York export company, and others will follow as quickly as they can be packed and sent.

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