How Backpack Could Help Children with Cancer

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Playing Young Cancer Survivor's Invention

Kylie was diagnosed with cancer when she was 8 years old after she had surgery to remove a mass from her throat.

Doctors found a tumor on her uvula and diagnosed her with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue that begins in immature cells that eventually become muscles. Kylie underwent 40 weeks of chemotherapy and four weeks of radiation.

Now 11, Kylie has been in remission for two years, but she hasn’t stopped thinking about how difficult it was having chemotherapy and radiation and thinking of ways to help other children with cancer.

So when a school project called for her to invent a product to solve an everyday problem for a school project, Kylie designed a pediatric IV backpack that would give children more freedom while they were undergoing treatment and keep them from getting tangled up in cords.

“Instead of going into their offices or hospitals, you wouldn’t have to use the big IV poles that are scary looking and you trip over the wires and get tangled up,” Kylie explains.

Kylie is working to get a patent and talking with companies about developing her backpack. You can help her project become a reality by donating to her GoFundMe site.