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Family with special medically fragile child donates masks and gloves to medical professionals

Posted at 6:06 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 07:30:57-04

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Doctors and nurses around the country and here in West Michigan are facing a shortage of medical supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak.

It’s why the Gritter family has stepped up to help.

Lylah is 6 years old and has spinal muscular atrophy. Her ventilator, cough assist, feeding pump, and suction are a part of her daily life. The reality the rest of the world is living now is their everyday life, forced to be extra cautious to make sure Lylah doesn’t get sick.

The doctors and nurses now on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19 are the same people who have saved Lylah’s life. That's why the Gritters wanted to do their part by donating supplies, supplies they have on hand for Lylah.

They know how important it is to have those supplies and how hard it would be if medical professionals didn’t have access to them, so they donated some masks and gloves to local doctors and nurses.

“it’s absolutely necessary to take this virus seriously and work together to make sure our medical professionals on the front lines have what they need,” Lylah’s mom, Holly, says.

Lylah also had a special message for the doctors and nurses. Watch the video above to see it.