Help get Masks on SOME OF the MOST vulnerable Faces in Delhi
Pollution in New, Delhi India is at a record high. Reaching nearly 810 on the Air Quality Index, which compared with many of the US States coming in at around 30-40, this is a health emergency. Your lungs are absolutely vital to survival and putting this much stress to filter out thick, putrid, metallic tasting air is hard even for my adult lungs. Consider that a child'd lungs and whole body is still developing, with so much pollution their lungs are having to work extra hard and their growing bodies and brains are being exposed to toxic air. Compile the difficult nature of growing and maturing bodies and a typically developing child when you get into the complexity of children with disabilities it become much more critical. Weak immune systems and physical impairments compound the effects of this disease ridden air and drive many of these kids to unnecessary hospitalization and can even contribute to brain damage, stunted growth, or even death. The air in Delhi has become worse than its been in the last 3 years and it has done so sooner than ever (normally these problems do not fully arise until the end of November). I will be traveling all around Delhi working with children and searching for families to partake in my research project. I would like to be able to provide every child I come into contact with a N-95 face mask. This can effectively protect their lungs and with my nursing background and new growing grasp of Hindi Language I can help explain the importance of wearing the mask as much as possible.
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Below I will post updates and pictures of the children I am able to help
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