FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) — A doctor in Franklin is fighting coronavirus with a "let's do this" attitude.

She's doing it with a sewing machine and scissors. The doctor, Irene Ludwig, knows the gowns she’s making for doctors and nurses will work.

Since certain eye surgeries are now elective, Ludwig has some spare time. She ordered 200 yards of dense polyester surgical grade material and started sewing.

Now she just needs helpers—anyone who can sew.

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