Lyons Township High School teacher Laurn Gjini responded to a coronavirus need by sewing comfort pillows and surgical masks for two local hospitals. Photo provided
Lyons Township High School teacher Laurn Gjini responded to a coronavirus need by sewing comfort pillows and surgical masks for two local hospitals. Photo provided

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One hundred fifty chemotherapy comfort pillows and 50 surgical masks delivered and more on the way. Lyons Township High School family and consumer sciences teacher Laurn Gjini has been very busy responding to a coronavirus need and providing comfort.

When fellow teacher Danielle Radzialowski told Gjini about her sister undergoing chemotherapy and the hospital's needs, Gjini responded. A nurse from Advocate Christ Medical Center explained how there was a shortage of support pillows for patients and how they never have enough. Within a week, Gjini had sewn 150 pillows.

A week later, a radiology technician at Comer Children’s Hospital asked for surgical masks. Once again, Gjini responded and just five hours after the request was made, 12 masks were completed. A few days later, the count was up to 50.

In addition, Gjini has posted sewing instructions to her fashion and interior design canvas page for those who have sewing machines at home and would like to help.

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