12-year-old girl with immunodeficiency invents a teddy bear bag for the infusion bag, so that children in the hospital are less afraid.
- A girl has developed a method to conceal drip infusions in the hospital and alleviate patient anxiety.
- Ella Casano develops the Medi Teddy, a stuffed animal to hide an IV bag
- Ella from Connecticut, 12, has an immunodeficiency and needs IV infusions
- She wanted to improve the hospitalization of children like her
- 19659003] A The GoFundMe site has been established and plans to donate 500 medi-teddies to children.
A young girl has developed a novel method for concealing hospital infusions and relieving patients' anxieties.
Twelve-year-old Ella Casano from Connecticut diagnosed an autoimmune disease called idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP).
The disease can lead to mild or excessive bruising and bleeding, which are due to abnormally low bleeding platelets, which helps blood clots.
Ella Casano, 12, (pictured) invented a fabric cover for teddy bears to conceal an infusion line attached to a drip to make the hospital more sinister for children like her
Because of her condition, Ella had to go every six to eight At times, she was afraid of the process and developed the Medi Teddy, a stuffed animal that is placed around the bag to conceal it.
In a statement on her website, she said, "When I got my first infusion I was surprised and a little bit intimidated by the amount of hoses and medical equipment on my IV pole.
& # 39; When I saw more and more children feel the same feelings I was more interested in creating a more friendly experience for young IV patients, and so I created Medi Teddy. I hope that Medi Teddy will help you as well as me! "
The back of the bag is made of mesh so that nurses and doctors can keep track of the amount of medication the patient receives.
Ella made a series of prototypes and gave them to her nurses for feedback on improvement.
She then researched at school for business plans for an independent study and made her own for Medi Teddy.
Ella Casano, 12, of Connecticut, was arrested with diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and IV infusions every six to eight weeks.