Finding leftover fabric spurred idea for athletic trainer to help young cancer survivors and COVID-19 patients

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Rebecca Wechter, an athletic trainer at St. Agnes Academy, first came up with the idea of making masks when she discovered leftover fabric in a closet.

The idea then grew to making face coverings for her family and friends. When people encouraged Wechter to sell the masks, she came up with a plan to help people who were battling COVID-19 and cancer.

The money raised from the masks will go towards the Snowdrop Foundation, which provides scholarships for college-bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors. The foundation also raises funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.

Wechter has raised over $800 for the Snowdrop Foundation so far, and plans to keep selling the masks as long as they are needed.

Children's masks are $4, and adult masks are $5.

If you would like to order from Wechter, you can email her at

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