12 y/o with Rare Disease Creates Teddy Bears to Cover IV Bags for Children

A 12-year-old girl has come up with an ingenious little toy to ease the anxieties of young hospital patients just like her.

Ella Casano was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura when she was just 7 years old.

Ella receives a special treatment that is delivered through an IV drip every 8 weeks and was always felt anxious going in to get the IV treatment.

That’s why she invented the Medi Teddy: a sweet stuffed teddy bear toy that can hide the front of a child’s IV bag. That way, instead of seeing a plastic hospital bag filled with mysterious liquids and medications, a young patient can look at a smiling toy friend.

Ella and her family created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the Medi Teddy’s manufacturing, they have surged past their goal and raised over $20,000.

The family is now trying to launch a nonprofit around the Medi Teddy so they can give away the toys away for free.


Tony Sandoval on The Breeze

Tony Sandoval on The Breeze

Want to know more about Tony Sandoval on The Breeze? Get his official bio, social pages & articles on The Breeze! Read more


Content Goes Here