New Dad Will McKendree is deaf and relies on lip reading to communicate, which is tough with the need for face masks.
So when he headed to the hospital for the birth of his first child, the nurses made him a special mask. It was one that was see-through, so he could still see the lips of those talking to him.
Using a sewing machine at the Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia, the team of nurses sewed clear heavy-duty plastic paneling into regular face masks.
Said Will, “Not many deaf people can have this type of experience with others thinking about us and our access to be able to communicate.”