- An ex farmer sent a piece of N-95 mask to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, which he intended to donate to a medical worker
- The mask came with a letter of appreciation to the governor
- He also opened up about fearing for his wife who is vulnerable to the virus because she is old and has pre-existing conditions
A retired farmer inspired New York Governor Andrew Cuomo when he sent him a piece of N-95 mask he wished to be donated to a doctor or nurse, along with a letter of appreciation.
At the beginning of his letter, the man said he doubts the governor will ever get to read it because he understands that the current situation needs much of his attention.
“I know you are busy beyond belief with the disaster that has befallen our country,” the man said. He added that he appreciates the way Cuomo has been handling the situation.
“Your approach has been spot on correct. I commend you for that, especially for telling the truth, something that has been sorely lacking as of late,” he wrote.
The retired farmer said he has five pieces of N-95 masks left over from his farming days and he gave the other four to his loved ones.
“It has never been used. If you could, would you please give this mask to a nurse or doctor in your city? I have kept four masks for my immediate family,” he said.
The man who is already in his 70s also opened up that he fears for his wife’s safety because she has pre-existing conditions that might make her vulnerable to COVID-19.
“She has but one lung and occasional problems with her remaining lung. She also has diabetes. We are in our 70s now. Frankly, I am afraid for her,” he said.
Cuomo did not only read his letter but also shared it on his Facebook page.
“This is humanity at its best. I share this letter as inspiration,” he said.