Kylie Simonds fight with cancer pushed her to invent a life-changing device for other kids going through the same thing she did.
When the 11-year-old from Naugatuck, Connecticut, was given a school assignment to invent something that solves an everyday problem, she didn’t go the typical route of building a baking soda volcano or a potato-powered light bulb. Instead, she drew from her own personal experience of battling cancer and decided to create something helpful for kids battling debilitating illnesses.
What she created was the “Chemo Backpack”, which is a wearable, portable IV machine for kids receiving chemotherapy or transfusions. She even made the bags in different colorful designs to appeal to kids more.
(Source: WTNH News8)
Currently, Kylie, who has been cancer-free for two years, is raising money to create a working prototype through a CrowdRise page that her parents helped her set up. You can help make the Chemo Backpack a reality by donating.
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