A young girl who suffers from a rare disease has invented something to make hospitals a little less scary for children like her.
12-year-old Ella Casano is the inventor of the “Medi Teddy”, a teddy bear designed to conceal IV bags and give sick children “a friendly face to look at”.
Ella, who was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 7, made the first Medi Teddy using a stuffed animal and a glue gun.
Now, she and her mother want to manufacture them on a larger scale, lauching a GoFundMe in the hopes of raising $5,000 to make the first batch of 500 bears – which Casano plans to give out for free.
What are some other ways we can make hospitals less scary for young children?