Stop the Bug! COVID-19 Emergency Medical Fund

46480386_1585460779918821_r.jpegHello Friends,

I am Dr. Larry Farwell, a forensic neuroscientist, counterterrorism expert, and inventor of scientific and medical technology. My sister Dr. Jacqueline Farwell was a neurologist.  She passed away last week.

Many people responded beautifully to my eulogy for Jacqueline.  There I said, “I suggest that the best way to honor Jacqueline is to carry on the torch she carried throughout her life as a doctor.”  Now we have a perfect opportunity to do exactly that.   

Jacqueline died in hospice care with Evergreen Health, the original epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US.  I spoke with a nurse who had been a tremendous help to Jacqueline in her final days and an administrator there.  She told me that with COVID-19 cases skyrocketing, they are already out of N95 masks, and soon will be short of many other medical supplies.  These masks are crucial for preserving the lives of the medical personnel, so they can carry on their life-saving tasks for all of us.

I told her we can help.  Due to the counterterrorism work I do, the overseas arenas in which I work, and the enemies I face, I have and use protective equipment – not only body armor, but also gas masks, hazmat suits, gloves, and even N95 masks. Now we are in the battle of our lives with an enemy that is no less deadly, harder to see, and closer to home than any in our lifetime.  

I have access to all kinds of crucial medical equipment that is already in short supply. I offered to send some N95 masks that are different from the ones they use, and she said, “Send what you can, and we’ll be creative.”  I told her we can and will also come up with other needed medical equipment.

A few minutes later, on my next phone call, I discovered that some dear friends of mine are involved in making masks and obtaining other needed medical supplies. Here are links to the  Facebook group  Mask Drive - Help our first responders! and the website Stop the Bug .  The one thing they lack is money and a mechanism to receive it.

I immediately reconfigured Brain Fingerprinting Foundation, a Washington nonprofit set up to provide science and technology for determining the truth in legal cases, as COVID-19 Emergency Medical Foundation. We will use 100% of donations to obtain the needed medical equipment and support our heroes on the front lines now, not later.  In a comment I’ll provide a list of needed equipment we will obtain as soon as you provide the funds.

The government and various well-meaning organizations are lumbering toward plans that may address the situation, to some degree, someday, in the hopefully-not-too-distant future.  Our heroes on the front lines need life-saving N95 masks and other equipment now – in hours, not days, weeks, or months.

Now in Italy people are dying because the hospitals don’t have sufficient life-saving equipment and must make triage choices as to who will live and who will die. My friends in the field say it is a matter of days before we are in the same situation here in our own back yard.  Already nurses, doctors, and first responders are falling sick due to lack of protective equipment. You and I can help to keep them alive, healthy, and properly equipped so they can continue to save lives.  

Donations will be through COVID-19 Emergency Medical Foundation / Brain Fingerprinting Foundation, a Washington nonprofit corporation, Dr. Lawrence A. Farwell, President. Charitable Organization Registration Number 2003582 with Washington Secretary of State. (Note: this is not a 501(c)3 corporation, and donations are not tax deductible.)

Please give generously. The life you save may be your own, or a loved one – or a stranger no less precious.

Donations ()

  • Jim Morrell 
    • $50 
    • 16 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 17 hrs
  • Jacqueline Hill 
    • $150 
    • 1 d
  • Jeffery Whitton 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Ron E 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
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Organizer

Dr. Larry Farwell 
Organizer
Marysville, WA
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