Front-line healthcare workers will always have a special place in Chris Bennett’s (Indianapolis) heart. “Over the last few years, our family has spent many hours in hospitals while my daughter was battling cancer,” explained Chris, a software senior architect and development lead in Crowe’s Applied Technology healthcare group. “After three brain surgeries, 105 weeks of chemotherapy and hundreds of trips to the emergency room, she is now a cancer survivor due to the tremendous care provide by her doctors, nurses and other hospital staff.”
When Chris heard that hospitals were dealing with a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, he jumped at the chance to give back to those who had helped his family, using his personal 3D printer to make face shields. Chris found a design online and, using his knowledge of 3D printing and his own 3D printer, produced more than 80 face shields. Last week, he delivered them to Indianapolis-area hospitals. “In these uncertain times, it’s important to stay focused on what’s most important – helping people,” said Chris.