Nurses and doctors are posting photos of their faces bruised by masks. A boy stepped in to help. (WaPo)

For weeks, photos have been circulating online of the many weary doctors and nurses with marks and bruises on their faces from wearing tight-fitting medical masks while helping covid-19 patients.

Quinn Callander, a seventh-grader from Canada, saw the photos, and then he saw a plea from Canadian hospitals to create ear guards — devices that help relieve some of the pressure felt by health-care workers on their ears and faces.

Quinn, 13, found a design on the Internet and thought he would crank out a few dozen on the 3-D printer he received for his birthday last year, and that would be that.

But then on April 3, his mother, Heather Roney, posted a couple of photos of her son and his ear guard project on her Facebook page. Soon, requests came flying in…

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