11-year-old and her family make 100 masks for healthcare workers in Middle Tennessee

Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 20:06:58-04

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A family delivered dozens of handmade masks on Friday to TriStar Hendersonville.

"Kindness does matter," said 11-year-old Lucy Blaylock. Since Sunday, she and her siblings and parents made 100 cotton masks to give to healthcare workers at TriStar.

"Our friend had asked us to make some masks for her and her team so we said absolutely," Lucy said.

Lucy is behind Lucy's Love Blankets. She sews blankets for people around the world who are sick or in need. She has made more than 420 blankets.

"When I do something nice, other people want to do something nice... or they tell people about it," Lucy said.

Lucy's mom said her daughter's drive is special.

"I think that is something powerful to see in a child... to want to make a difference," said Veronica Blaylock.

The family's donation of handmade masks were accepted by hospital CEO Regina Barlett.

"It was just a wonderful loving touch for her and her family to do this," Barlett said. "As our team has been working over the past many weeks to get ready to take care of our community, our community is doing the same for us... like Lucy did today."

Lucy is accepting donations of fabric to make more masks. She is also excited to get back to helping comfort people with her people.

"It makes a difference in people's lives," Lucy said.

Reach out to Lucy on social media to help.