Retired Kansas Farmer Donates Final N95 Mask To Help NY’s COVID-19 Fight

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By WCBS Newsradio 880
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A retired farmer from Kansas made quite the impression on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week.

On Friday, Gov. Cuomo shared a handwritten letter he received from a retired farmer named Dennis, who also sent an unused N95 mask to be given to a doctor or nurse in New York. 

The state has been labeled the epicenter of the pandemic with over 270,000 cases and 16,000 deaths, according to numbers from Gov. Cuomo. 

The governor of the Empire State shared the letter on social media in which Dennis explained his wife, Sharon, was sick with the virus and they wanted to help in anyway they could. 

“I'm a retired farmer hunkered down in N.E. Kansas with my wife who has but one lung and occasional problems with her remaining lung. She also has diabetes. We are in our 70s now and frankly I am afraid for her," the retiree wrote.