Thriving on Furlough: An Interview with Amanda Brady
As we continue with various levels of social isolation around the world I want to take this week's episode to highlight someone who, despite many reasons to just be surviving, was able to figure out how to thrive on mission. Amanda Brady is an occupational therapist who has been furloughed for almost two months here in Savannah, Georgia. My wife and I met Amanda almost three years ago when she was invited to our small-group bible study by a mutual friend. Since then we have learned how much Amanda loves Jesus, loves people and loves putting those two things together to bring hope to others.
So after she was furloughed in March, Amanda came up with an idea to help her friends who are still working in the healthcare field. Many of her friends would tell her that their ears were becoming raw & irritated from wearing a mask all day long. Looking for a solution on the internet she saw a few ideas for straps/bands to alleviate this problem. As an avid crocheter, Amanda came up with a pattern to make something like that herself for her friends.
Join us this week as we hear how she remained focus and why she chose to make hundreds, upon hundreds of Amanda Bands, recruit an army of other crocheters, and share her creation with anyone who wants it, all for free!