Genius idea from a genius girl!

11-year-old Kylie Simonds is in the works to create a backpack that could replace IV poles for children in the hospital. This IV backpack would help take away the stigma of seeing “the dreaded IV pole” and help kids be kids a little more while in the hospital. This is such an amazing idea, you go, Kylie!

Kylie Simonds’ original backpack features Hello Kitty but, once they are manufactured, they can be made in other designs.


To check out her Go Fund Me page, click: http://www.gofundme.com/bz01ds

To learn more about her story, click: Source: http://www.couragebykylie.com/

Ella – a friend of Barbie

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Last weekend I attended a regional Child Life conference and actually won a raffle bag! One of the things inside my goody bag was this friend of Barbie, Ella. Ella has lost her her due to chemotherapy treatments and has many different accessories she can put on her head (wigs, headband, bandanas, etc). She was made my Mattel and is exclusively distributed to children’s hospitals treating children with cancer.

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Paul and the Dragon

Story:
Paul is feeling sick and needs to go to the hospital. After several tests he is diagnosed with cancer. He does not understand what is happening to him, and what the medications are doing. He feels scared and alone. His doctor explains to him that the cancer is like a dragon in 
his body that needs to be fought. As a true hero, young Paul fights the dragon, together with the medications and the love of his family, and wins.

This film is for children with cancer and their families. The film portrays the child with cancer as a hero who has to battle an evil dragon living inside of their body. In this 
exciting humorous metaphor, children will also learn about problems and issues that can arise when a child has cancer. This visual representation of cancer is intended 
to initiate conversation about what is happening, and help alleviate the fears the child may have.

Soruce: https://vimeo.com/54352642

Children’s cancer center leverages superheroes to help patients through chemotherapy

The A.C.Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo is recruiting superheroes in an attempt to help young patients better understand and cope with chemotherapy — a complex, daunting medical treatment irrespective of age. With the help of ad agency JWT, the medical facility is touting chemo to a “superformula” for kids that can help them overcome cancer. Rather than have kids stare at a cold, sterile chemotherapy bag, the Cancer Center has concealed the treatment inside colorful cases with logos from Batman, Superman, and other DC Comics heroes.”

Source: http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/2/4389178/childrens-cancer-center-leverages-superheroes-to-help-patients

Have you guys seen Talia Joy Castellano? She’s an awesome 13-year-old girl that loves doing make up & has a ton of YouTube videos on how to glam yourself up! Talia is fighting two types of cancer & was on Ellen last year where she became an honorary Cover Girl. She’s a delight to watch & listen to — check her out! 

YouTube account: http://www.youtube.com/user/taliajoy18 

Article/Video about her time on Ellen: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/talia-castellano-teen-wit_n_1882118.html