Dr. Andy Sabatier DPT '01 is the lead physical therapist in a mixed ICU in Central Oregon. While far from the patient surge levels of places like New York, he and his team are all adjusting to life in the new reality and are proud to report that, "thanks in part to the innovative involvement of rehab services, we currently maintain a 100% survival rate for all COVID patients, even the sickest ones who are on ventilators for weeks." While most folks think of doctors and nurses in an ICU, the work of critical care PT can be the difference between life and death, or survival and returning to a full life. He is pictured wearing a CAPR system that allows patients to see the faces of their clinicians, thereby fostering more effective communication, which he describes as "truly a difference-maker."
After sixteen years of running a transportation company, Michael Saunders '93 was ready for a change that would allow for greater community engagement and was eager to put to use the many lessons he had learned in the service industry. So, he decided to launch a coffee company. Then, a global pandemic hit. And so, he pivoted again, putting the needs of the community first, and has partnered with the GIlman to do a canned food drive and raise funds for meals for frontline workers and those experiencing food insecurity. Learn more on the Spinning Cups Coffee Facebook page.
Parker Knott '16 has organized a community drive-by parade to share our gratitude for the employees at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Thursday, May 7, at 3:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to show these brave and tireless men and women just how much we appreciate their efforts. Participants are encouraged to show their gratitude by being loud and visible, beeping our horns, sharing posters, waving, applauding, and playing music! No celebration is too big or too small; just showing up and being a part of the parade is a wonderful way to pay tribute. Vehicles will meet along Caroline Street beginning at Monument Street beginning at 2:45 p.m. Learn more and join the parade by following them on Instagram at @HospitalHeroes410.
Classmates R Adams Crowley and Jay Brooks, both 2010, have teamed up to launch Feed the Fight MD, which collects donations from generous donors to purchase tasty meals from local restaurants and provide them free-of-charge to healthcare heroes on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more and support their effort on their Facebook page.
Feed the Fight partners with Brandon Copeland '09 and his Beyond the Basics Inc. to aid their food delivery efforts, and Beyond the Basics is matching all Feed the Fight donations!
Hoby Buppert '91 and his team at Preppy Pimp are producing a line of stylish face masks featuring their customary bold prints and made from a hypoallergenic moisture wicking finish that keeps the face drier, cooler, and more comfortable. For every mask purchased, Preppy Pimp is sending along a second mask at no charge that they hope will be donated to someone in the community in need of face protection. Click here to learn more.
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Joe Seivold '82 will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a truly great player at an enshrinement ceremony in October. Joe was a four-time All-American midfielder at the University of North Carolina, where he led the Tarheels to the ACC Championship in 1985. He won the ACC's Scholar-Athlete Award in 1986, played for the 1986 U.S. National Team that captured the world championship in Canada, and was selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game following his senior season in 1987. In 2002, Joe was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team. He has previously been inducted into both the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2006) and the US Lacrosse North Carolina Chapter Hall of Fame (2008). Joe joins his father, Joseph, and 15 other former Greyhounds in the National Hall of Fame. Click here to read more about Joe and his fellow 2020 inductees.
The 2019 Edition of Class Notes can be found in the Summer 2019 Bulletin.