Woo hoo!! Kylie did it! $50,000+
You can still support Kyile's project with a donation. All donations will help to support her project and mission to give them to Cancer Camps across the country. With your support we hope to donate the first production run once the backpacks are designed.
It's quite crazy how this all blew up. We never anticipated the support she would get. We had told Kylie when she went to the UCONN invention convention not to get her hopes up because there were some really awesome inventions. Boy I guess she proved us wrong.
It really has been a ton of work and it's only the beginning.
Kylie would like to donate a portion of any sales of the backpacks to Childhood Cancer Research & Support. Any GoFundMe donations she receives over what it will actually cost to create the prototype and begin production will go towards donating backpacks to camps that need them for kids receiving IV fluids or medicines. Kylie also wants to donate backpacks to numerous hospitals across the U.S.
We aren't expecting Kylie to make a ton of money off of these either. There's a reason they haven't been created and focused towards children. It's just like Childhood Cancer research, it's not lucrative to these companies who only see dollar signs.
As much as this campaign has been about getting this backpack created it has also been about spreading awareness about Childhood Cancer right smack dab in September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Childhood cancer is the #1 killer of children worldwide. Childhood cancer research receives pennies on the dollar from the federal government, The Leukemia Society, & the American Cancer Society.
In fact the American Cancer Society, who likes to use children in their ads to pull at your heart strings, spends only 1 penny of every dollar they raise, on research for our children. And unfortunately, it's the first one the celebrities jump to when they want to appear like they're doing something so great..
Kylie's story has been seen by literally millions of people not only in the U.S. but throughout the world. It has brought hope to hundreds of families who has a child battling this awful disease. We've received a ton of emails from them, and answered every one.
Our main goal right now is to identify the iv pumps being used in children's hospitals across the country. Once we are able to get makes and models of the pumps we will be able to design the backpack around each different pump. We also need to know if they use any ambulatory pumps/take home pumps.
In our previous post we requested assistance from anyone who might have a contact at any of the listed hospitals. Kylie still really needs your help on this.
The sooner we can get that information, the sooner we can begin on the design process. We have design companies who are ready to take information forward to the next step.
We will post all of the progress on the backpack here on FB and we hope everyone will continue to be a part of the vision. Everyone who has donated, helped, and supported Kylie with this is part of something that could be really awesome for a long time to come.