Cary cancer survivor gives back to medical community by collecting protective equipment


CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – A Cary man who beat cancer is giving back to the medical community by collecting masks, goggles, and personal protective equipment to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ryan Switzer has already collected a trunk full of much-needed supplies. Some come from the construction industry, which also uses masks and safety goggles. He’s thankful for the doctors and nurses who helped his family when they needed it.

“I’m a cancer thriver. My wife recovered from a brain aneurysm,” Switzer said. “We were both lucky enough to go to Duke healthcare system, and my wife actually works at the clinic now through Duke. She gloves up and masks up every day with the rest of her staff, and they are amazing heroes.

“We just want to support them any way we can.”

The equipment he collects will go to Triangle hospitals. Anyone interested in donating can dtop items off at 10330 Sablewood Dr. in Raleigh.

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