12-Year-Old Creates Teddy Bears That Hide IV Bags

By Laura Lee - July 6, 2019

All parents want two things for their children: to be happy and to be healthy. But if there comes a time a child needs to go to the hospital, the ordeal can be traumatic. Many little ones get nervous and scared around all the medical equipment and sterile environment that it can make their time there all the more worse. That IV bag that they need to carry around with them being one of those things. One little girl came up with a brilliant solution called the Media Teddy and it is just incredible. Take a look for yourself.

 

Meet Medi Teddy

 

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Ella, Medi Teddy’s 12 year old creator, wrote, “The cool thing about Medi Teddy is that it belongs to the child and they can bring it to all of their infusions. It’s not thrown away or passed on to someone else. You can give it a name (mine is Bailey) and it will be your buddy during the long days at the hospital.”

Through The Good And Bad

 

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“When I had my first infusion, I was surprised and a little bit intimidated by the look of the amount of tubing and medical equipment on my IV pole. As I saw more and more children experiencing the same feelings, I became more interested in creating a friendlier experience for young IV patients, so I created Medi Teddy.”

It’s The Little Things

 

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“This is a photo of the original drawing of our first Medi Teddy prototype. I described to my mom how I wanted Medi Teddy to look, and she drew it. We then sent the drawing to our manufacturer, who our first prototype based off of it! Of course, design elements have changed since then, but its fun to look back at where we started. Medical Teddy and logo is a patented trademarked design.”

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

 

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“My Medi Teddy prototypes came in handy at my infusion yesterday!”

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