Cancer Survivor’s Inspired Invention
Kiley Simonds, 11, has been cancer-free for two years, but her time with the disease has stayed with her. When she was undergoing chemotherapy, she found herself constantly annoyed by pushing the IV pole and getting tangled with all of the tubes.
Then she had an idea.
Kylie created an idea for a chemo backpack. It allows patients to move a lot easier without having to push the IV pole around everywhere. The backpack is designed to hold the chemotherapy treatments in a more consolidated, easy-to-transport manner that allows patients to get around without any fuss. According to News 8, the prototype has already won a number of awards and Kylie was even granted a provisional patent! She is now working to build capital in order to manufacture the backpacks so that cancer patients can take in all of the benefits.
Good luck to you, Kylie!