Cortland Family 3D Prints Shields
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother said to me, “Look for helpers. You will always find
people who are helping.” -Fred Rodgers
This is the quote that inspires the Senno family to look for ways to help no matter what our country is facing. During this time of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have all been facing the reality that our country is facing.
The Senno family is composed of mom Paula, father Norman “Andi”, daughter and Smith Intermediate student Lauren, Randall Middle School student Caden, and Cortland High School student, Brett all came together to figure out a way they can help.
Lauren said, “my family has been working on making face shields for people that need them. My dad figured a way to 3D print the mask and my uncle, Tim Robideau donated the plastic from Oswego Street Makery. My parents posted on facebook about the mask and how we would ship the mask to anyone that would want one and we have already sent 50 out! One went to a nurse in Texas, some went to the Cortland Police Department and King Ferry Fire Department. I know our whole country is fighting the coronavirus and I want to figure out a way to help people keep safe.”
Brother, Caden said, “my dad is an engineer so he helped figure out how we were going to use the 3D printer to print the masks. I then watched a YouTube video and was able to figure out how to make masks out of paper towels, staples and 2 rubber bands, it was my way to help my family stay safe. I think it is nice that we can do things like this as a family to help people.”
The matriarch of the family, Paula, said, “It makes our hearts happy to be able to help the community during a time of an epidemic by making these shields for people who need them. We are not seeking recognition by any means, we are posting to let everyone
know that if you know of a department or a person in need we will do our best to fulfill that need, for free.”
We are proud that this family has figured out a way to help others during this difficult time and embodies the #WeAreCortland spirit.