The Power Of One
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For those who have ever wondered "what can one person do?" this conversation is guaranteed to inspire--and to warm the heart as well. You'll meet Teresa Pepe, a New York woman who has put her business on hold to design and deliver life-saving personal protective equipment to front-line healthcare workers throughout the hard-hit New York metropolitan area. Now her innovative design is being downloaded and replicated around the world, including in countries most hard-hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

For more on Teresa and her work, please visit and if you are on staff at a facility that needs face shields; would like to learn how to make the face shields yourself; or want to donate supplies to aid in the manufacture of these shields, please contact Teresa here: Last but not least, you can see Teresa's beautiful stationery work on Instagram @teresaspaperie

If you have questions for Thomas or suggestions for future segments, please drop him a line on @MisterManners on Twitter or Instagram or via his website, at

Thanks, as always, to producer Martin Burgess. Follow Martin @MartinXBurgess on Instagram.

And thanks to you for listening, subscribing and sharing--and for putting a priority on What Manners Most.

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