12-Year-Old Girl Invents ‘Medi Teddy’ For Sick Children
As a huge advocate for St Jude Children’s Hospital. I know what it’s like to walk the hallways and see the fear in kids and when you are a tiny thing it’s scary having to go thru test after test.
Well, thanks to a sweet little 12-year-old girl who suffers from a rare disease herself has invented something to make hospitals a little less scary for children like herself. 12-year-old Ella Casano is the inventor of the “Medi Teddy”, a teddy bear designed to conceal IV bags and give sick children “a friendly face to look at”. Ella, who was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 7, made the first Medi Teddy using a stuffed animal and a glue gun.
Now, she and her mother want to manufacture them on a larger scale, launching a GoFundMe in the hopes of raising $5,000 to make the first batch of 500 bears – which Casano plans to give out for free. If you have a few bucks laying around and want to help Ella, here is her official Go Fund Me Page to help Children all over the world.. I bet it won’t be long before we see Elland her mom on Shark Tank