Changing Lives…One Shot At A Time

Holly Mollick pointing to the arm of Larry Keeney

The pandemic has taught us that we need each other. There may be no better example than Holly Mollick and Larry Keeney. For 30 years, Holly has been cutting Larry’s hair at her Severna Park hair salon. At 77 years old, Larry is nearly deaf and his wife recently passed away.  

As part of Luminis Health’s “Be A Good Neighbor Campaign,” Mollick helped her friend register for the COVID-19 vaccine. But her kindness did not end there. She accompanied Larry to both vaccination appointments at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center. “It’s important for me, because Larry is not only a great friend, but he’s 75% deaf, and I know he has trouble reading lips when people are wearing masks. It makes me feel good to know that I can take him to get his shot and remove any barriers,” said Holly Mollick. 

For his part, Larry described the process as quick and painless. He is forever grateful to his hairdresser. “My wife passed away four months ago, and she was my ears. I am helpless when talking to people because they do not take the time to try to communicate with me. There is no way that I would be here right now without this lady and her husband. They are our best friends. They’ve been our best friends for over 30 years,” said Larry Kenney. 

 Luminis Health’s “Be A Good Neighbor Campaign” encourages residents to help someone who may have difficulty signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine online.