CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — A seven-year-old from Chicago has spent most of the coronavirus pandemic crafting bracelets from colorful rubber bands as a fundraiser to buy personal protective equipment for a children’s hospital.
The endeavor has generated nearly $20,000 for Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.READ MORE: State Launching $225 Million Program To Provide Middle And High Schools With Rapid COVID-19 Tests For The Fall
Hayley Orlinsky has made so many, looping rubber bands of her thumb and index finger again and again, that she no longer has to watch her hands. Her effort has prompted praise and purchases from Chicago politicians, a Broadway actor and her beloved White Sox.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Sunny Next Two Days
The money has paid for masks, goggles, face shields and gloves for medical workers and visitors.
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