Miriam Looker, a resident at Walnut Crossing who recently turned 95, is continuing to help the community after overcoming COVID-19. Looker, a gifted quilter, turned her talents to mask-making at the start of the pandemic. After contracting the virus in November and making a recovery, she quickly returned to making between 15 and 20 fabric masks each day. She has now created nearly 3,000 handmade masks for local clinics and nursing homes. The masks are donated to her stepson, Dr. Joe Linscott, who distributes the masks to his patients at Linscott Family Practice and those living at Monarch Nursing Home. Looker said she will keep supplying her masks until the end of the pandemic, when she is excited to go back to making quilts.
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