Behind the Mask
Ali Kaun of LC Tree Service Offers Free Masks to BOMA San Diego Members
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
by: Ali Kaun, LC Trees Service

Section: Member News

Behind the Mask

When I had persuaded Mom to get out her old sewing machine and start this mask-making project, she wasn’t sure if she could get her right foot to work. A three-time cancer survivor and Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis had left some questions in her mind regarding her body’s capacities. But low and behold, fabrics started arriving, scissors started cutting and Mom’s foot was pushing up and down on the sewing machine pedal without issue. She’s an incredible and resilient woman, and if there’s anything she has taught me with her fortitude in life, it’s that there truly is a delight to every day regardless of one's circumstances. Mom rescued me from the foster care system when I was three years old and in 2018 it was my turn to rescue her, moving her in with my immediate family when her significant other passed away.

Little projects like making masks have sewn our hearts even closer together and we're thankful for the opportunity.

Mom and I believe that every person wearing our masks has a story too and we want you to know your life matters. You are of great value and created with an innate dignity; we hope you find peace and comfort during these difficult times when so many things seem brand new and the way forward perhaps a little unsure.

If you, your colleagues, or loved ones would like one of our hand-made fabric masks, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We want to bless you with that, free of charge. Please email to find out more information.