When she was 8 years old, Kylie Simonds of Naugatuck, Connecticut was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissues. She is now in remission and recovering from the ordeal. Kylie is also putting her hard experience to good use:
“I used to have to use the I-V poles and I always tripped over all the wires,” she said. “It was hard to walk around, and I always had to have someone push it for me because I was kind a weak when I was in chemo.”
Her response to this problem was to design a backpack that would carry the equipment necessary to deliver chemotherapy. She calls it the I-Pack.
Kylie's design won a prize at the Connecticut Invention Convention. She has secured a patent and is trying to raise money to put the backpack into production.
(Photos: Courage for Kylie)
-via Huffington Post