11-Year Old Cancer Survivor Invents a Chemotherapy Bag

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)

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-via Huffington Post

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