Young Inventor : KYLIE SIMONDS

KYLIE SIMONDS, 11-year old cancer survivor who invented 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.

Throughout her illness, one of the obstacles she endured were I-V pole wires that would cause her to constantly trip. She also needed to help pushing the pole around because it was too heavy for her.  

Kylie invented a pediatric IV backpack – a wearable, portable IV machine for kids receiving chemotherapy or transfusions. The bag even comes in colorful designs. She calls it the I-Pack.

Kylie's design won a prize at the Connecticut Invention Convention in August 2014. She has secured a patent and is trying to raise money to put the backpack into production.

Team Avishkaar Box

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