Sharing the Tupelo spirit

A local pediatrician is working to spread the Tupelo spirit she received.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 9:54 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 9:20 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A local pediatrician is working to spread the Tupelo spirit she received.

Dr. Nikki Ivancic Curry saw a shortage in masks at her clinic, which could have temporarily forced her to close the doors to the Ivancic Pediatric Clinic.

However, one of the nurse practitioners found a website with instructions on how to make reusable masks.

“I said, 'Well I can find people who can sew.' And so I just started off with my mom and a friend of mine who sews and asked if they could make masks. I also sent a message in GroupMe asking for help, and the response I got was overwhelming.”

Neighbors, the Quilting Club at Calvary, and many more stepped up to the plate to make reversible masks with cool designs.

At this time, more than a dozen masks have been donated to the clinic, and now Curry is working to distribute masks to others in need.

“Supplies are short for everybody and we can all use them”, she said.

If you’d like to donate a mask, you can bring them to the clinic, or you can take them to places like the grocery store, McDonald’s, nursing homes and more.

For instructions on how to make masks, visit this link.

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