This article was in the Raleigh N&O this past Monday, and it’s one that will make you smile.
Late last summer, UNC Hospitals ear, nose and throat nurse Katie Sams was talking by phone to her husband, Alex, a U.S. Army reservist serving at Camp Leatherneck in southern Afghanistan, and noticed that he had nasal congestion.
“He said they’d had a lot of sandstorms, and he was having trouble breathing because so much had gotten into his nose and sinuses,” she said.
The next day, she emailed Dr. Brent Senior, an ENT surgeon she works with, asking whether he thought the sales rep for the sinus rinse kits they used at the hospital might have a few extras they could send to the soldiers in Alex’s unit.
Dr. Senior was going to be seeing the CEO of a California company that made the kits (NeilMED) a few days later and mentioned what his nurse had asked about. Next thing you know, Katie and her boss are the middle ‘men’ in a $2 million dollar program for NeilMED to donate as many as 100,000 sinus wash kits and 100,000 bottles of a nasal-moisturizing gel spray to troops in dusty Afghanistan, Iraq and other duty stations overseas.
Read more – it’s a very heart-warming story:http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/12/09/2535727/gift-to-troops-dust-free-sinuses.html#storylink=misearch