Special backpack for kids with cancer

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While October’s focus is breast cancer, we know that cancer affects people of all ages. Childhood cancer is the number 1 killer of children worldwide. Today, over 400,000 children in the U.S. are living with cancer.

Kylie Simonds was just 8 years old when she battled rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer. When she was undergoing treatment, Kylie came up with the idea of an IV backpack to make treatments portable. The backpack is designed to hold the IV bag, wires and pump machine. It’s not only fashionable and fun, it allows kids who require IV medication to get around and go on with their activities.

Kylie has created a prototype of the backpack and has started a Go Fund Me page to raise money in support of her project. She’s already raised over $50,000. Her goal is to give the backpacks to Cancer Camps across the country. With 15,000 kids being diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. this year, kids with cancer need all the good ideas we can develop.

Learn more about Kylie’s impressive story on her web page, CourageByKylie.com

 

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