In Maple Ridge, British Columbia, 13-year-old Quinn Callander started small, by printing out about three dozen ear savers. Then his mom posted a photo of him with his printed models. The image went viral, with more than 100,000 shares. Requests poured in, and Quinn started printing around the clock.
Thousands were inspired by Quinn’s efforts, and they offered to print his pattern on their own printers and donate the ear savers to their local hospitals and medical professionals. “I am surprised by the number of people who noticed and joined in,” says Quinn.
Quinn alone produced more than 2,000 ear savers. His advice for kids who want to support others in times of need: “If there’s anything that you feel like you can do to help, try your best to accomplish it,” he says.