A girl, 12-year-old, with immune disorder invented cover of a teddy bear for bag IV, so it is less scary for a child in a hospital
- A girl has developed a way to mask IV hospital drops and reduce the fears of
- Ella, 12, of Connecticut, has an immune disorder and needs an IV infusion
- She wanted to improve the time spent in a hospital for children like [her
- GoFundMe page was created and she plans to donate 500 Medi Teddy to Children
A young girl has developed a new way to cover up IV hospital drops and reduce the fears of patients.
Ela Kazano, 12, from Connecticut, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) five years ago.
The condition may result in easy or excessive bruising and bleeding due to abnormally low platelet counts, which helps the blood clot.
Ela Kazano, 12, (pictured) invented a filling from a teddy bear to conceal an IV line attached to a drip in an attempt to make the hospital a less scary place for children like her
Your have intravenous infusions every six to eight weeks because of his condition. Sometimes she was afraid of the process and developed Meddi Teddy, a teddy beast that was placed around the bag to hide it.
In a statement on her website, she said: "When I had my first infusion, I was surprised and a little scared by the type of tubes and medical equipment on my IV pole. "When I saw more and more children experiencing the same feelings, I became more interested in creating a more friendly experience for young IV patients, so I created Medi Teddy. I hope Medite Teddy helps you as much as he helps! "
The back of the pouch is made of a net so that nurses and doctors can monitor the amount of medication the patient receives.
Ella made a number of prototypes and gave it to her sisters to use the feedback on how to get better.
He then explored business plans at a school for self-study and developed his own for Meddi Teddy.