Managing the Covid Crisis - Online Classes for kids/Adults with Special Abilities
It has been challenging managing Kids/Adults with Special Challenges. InFUSE instructors and volunteers during this time have been offering several Zoom classes.
The following are the classes that are being offered online:
Sunday 12:30pm - Tackling current social issues with Ms. Lavanya Gopal . Right now we are working on getting kids accustomed to wearing masks. Here is a recording of a sample class
Sunday 12:45pm - Bollywood Dance Class with Ms. Vardhnee Ramanujam
Sunday 1:30pm and Friday 1:30pm - Bhajan/Singing class with Ms.Meenakshi Ramesh
Saturday 10:30am - Yoga with Ms.Dhivya
Saturday 3:00pm -Bal-A- Vis X by Ms. Indu Shankar
Monday 10:30am and Wednesday 10:30am - Chair Yoga with Ms.Harini Madhavan
Tuesday 7:30pm - Friends Funday with Simirithaa and Team
Besides these classes we have also collaborated with WeEmbrace of Sacramento to offer more online classes inluding Arts and crafts, Gym, cooking, Game night, High Intensity Training etc.
To get more information on all these classes and join us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenden Pragasam one of our co-founders and Volunteer donates Face Shields to Hospitals in need
This year when COVID-19 struck, Brenden decided to use his talent and knowledge to serve the community in these difficult times. Brenden designed face shields himself for doctors and medical professionals serving in the front lines and made all the parts in his garage. Instead of waiting for the government or even the hospital management to get protective gear, he approached friends and associates in the medical field, gauged the shortage and made and distributed these shields. He has distributed over 300 shields so far all by himself only with help of his family to Kaiser ICU covid unit, Stanford hospitals and Alameda county hospitals.
Here are some feedbacks from the community:
Thanks to Brenden Pragasam (a senior at SJSU Industrial Design program) and Selvi Pragasam for the donation of face shields. Brenden designed the model himself and made all the parts in his garage. Hats off to such young innovative minds rushing to help the frontliners with our PPE shortage!
A big thanks to InFUSE for sponsoring the materials and all the people who donated towards this cause !
Thank u Manu Saravanan for helping me with the delivery arrangements and logistics. Delivered 40 face shields today at a local hospital ICU!
- By Sudha Saravanan
RN BSN (Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science in Nursing) at Stanford Health Care
OUR COMMUNITY CHAMPION - Nomination
I would like to take this opportunity to Thank Sister Selvi Pragasam and Brenden Pragasam as our Community Champions. Sister Selvi Pragasam and Brenden together have finished & handed over face shields/masks for the community - Frontliners, Physicians and Support Staff.
• We are honoring you as a community champion to set you and Brenden as an example for the rest of the community to follow.
• You are an Agent for Change, and have demonstrated that even one person can be an effective change for the community
• You are a true hero supporting Front liners, Physician and Support Staff
Thank you both and God Bless you & Brenden.
- By Ryan Nathan
Medical Management Consultant at Alameda Health Consortium
"This kid has a heart of gold and will of steel!! Proud of him for working so hard and getting this to the frontline workers. He is just awesome, I have a face shield of his and it’s excellent quality"
- By Dr. Vidya Parameswaran
Rheumatologist at Stanford Healthcare
"Hi Selvi, I would have loved to meet up with Brenden. Thank you so much for the shields. My team loves it."
- By Shanthi Margoschis
Rn Nurse works at Kaiser Permanente