was on a plane home from Florida when he received an email that Northern Kentucky University would immediately transition to an online-only environment. As his spring break came to an end, his quarantine began.
When the pandemic took hold and citizens were required to wear masks covering their noses and mouths to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the first-year marketing
student found himself stuck at home in Edgewood, Kentucky.
“I have pretty severe asthma, so this hit close to home for me,” he says. “My doctor was worried about me going anywhere, so I was quarantined at home for several months.”
On top of that, John was furloughed from his part-time job at Best Buy in Florence, Kentucky.
But John didn’t let the pandemic slow him down. During the many months that he spent quarantined at home, he found himself using his 3D printer often to create new things every day: a charger mount, hooks for car keys or hats and a holder for his watch bands.