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Donating devices for seniors

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Oliver Zhou, Sumin Choi, Sunnie Liu, Mia Garcia and John Smith

Oliver Zhou, Sumin Choi, Sunnie Liu, Mia Garcia and John Smith

Last summer, Sunnie Liu, a current student at Yale and a St. John’s School alum, founded the Texas branch of TeleHealth Access for Seniors. The entirely student-led nonprofit provides devices for low-income communities in need so that they can safely attend virtual doctor appointments. Across neighborhoods in Houston, Austin, Dallas, Amarillo, and Galveston, the 30 Texas student volunteers have donated 150 devices and raised $30,000. Recently, Sunnie, along with Rice students Oliver Zhou and Sumin Choi, dropped off the second installment of their 60-devices donation to low-income veterans seeking access to telemedicine at Combined Arms Veteran Transition Center. Pictured are (from left) Oliver Zhou, Sumin Choi, and Sunnie Liu, with Mia Garcia and John Smith from Combined Arms. In Texas, the demand for such devices still totals to more than 300; if you’d like details about donating an old device, contact telehealthforseniors.org.

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