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FedEx Driver Sanitizes Package for Child With Autoimmune Disorder

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are taking extra precautions to limit their exposure to the virus. One Florida mom took to Twitter to praise a FedEx delivery driver who sanitized a package to protect a girl with a compromised immune system.

People with compromised immune systems, including autoimmune disorders, are at higher risk for getting COVID-19, a virus that causes a respiratory infection. Carrie Blasi posted a sign on the door of her home alerting visitors someone has an autoimmune disorder in the house. Blasi’s 11-year-old daughter has type 1 diabetes. The sign requested deliveries be left at the door to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19.

Blasi’s local FedEx delivery driver took note of the sign and went a step further. He sanitized the package he was dropping off, letting Blasi know with a handwritten message on the top of the box.

“We have a sign on our door for packages/mail as our 11 year old daughter is a Type 1 Diabetic,” Blasi wrote on Twitter. “Our Federal Express delivery guy wrote this on our box ‘I sanitized your box once I’ve seen the note on your door’ – and you can tell that he used sanitizer wipes on the box. Amazing!!”

On Tuesday, Blasi also shared copies of the sign she printed and posted on her door so others can do the same to protect their loved ones who may be at higher risk.

The story has since gone viral and Blasi identified the FedEx driver as Justin Bradshaw, a father of two young daughters. Blasi said his actions give her hope during a scary and uncertain time due to COVID-19.

“That single act made me forget about everything we have been going through since the first of March,” Blasi told WPTV. “It gives me hope for the future and we will be OK.”

Header image via @Cure4emma/Twitter

Originally published: April 14, 2020
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