Help Bishop end Hot Car Deaths

$23,465 of $20k goal

Raised by 788 people in 3 months
Bishop B. Curry IV  MCKINNEY, TX
Your help is needed to support funding for Bishop's lifesaving invention!  We hope to begin production as soon as possible but legal and manufacturing fees are pricey. 

I am Bishop's dad ( Bishop Curry, IV ) I set up this GoFund me to help my son Bishop, V raise the funds needed for his invention to go from concept to creation.  We live in Texas where hot car deaths are far too common.  Bishop already has a provisional patent and a 3D model of his invention.  Based on guidance from our legal team $20K is the minimum that it will take to help Bishop complete his journey to save lives.   ALL of the funds that you donate will go towards the attorney fees needed to finalize the patent,  protoyping fees, and to help  identify a manufacturer.  

Bishop is a 5th grader who is fascinated with making things. From creating a home-made catapult and ping pong ball cannon, to thinking of ways to melt ice and snow on roads without using salt.

His latest idea is getting more attention - a car seat that can help prevent hot car deaths in children.

"I made a clay prototype and the invention's name is Oasis," Curry said.

Saddened by a hot car death of a 6-month-old named Fern in his town, Bishop aspires to build a device that will detect when a child has been left inside a hot vehicle and alert parents to the child's situation. The device will also come with the technology to help cool down the child while he or she waits to be rescued.

http://www.amtrib.com/news/20170110/melissa-ridge-student-working-to-save-children-from-hot-car-deaths
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Update 6
Posted by Bishop B. Curry IV
1 month ago
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Because of your generosity Bishop has now started down the path to finalize his patent. He has hired a phenomenal intellectual property attorney named Adam Fowles of Haynes and Boone. Once finalized Bishop will work with manufacturers to develop and build the device. See video of Bishop and Adam at a recent meeting discussing his inventions functionality. We can't thank you enough! This is a big step towards ending these tragedies.
Bishop Curry, V & Attorney Adam Fowles
Bishop Curry, V & Attorney Adam Fowles
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Update 5
Posted by Bishop B. Curry IV
2 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who donated to this GoFund Me and shared thoughtful words about Bishop's mission to end hot car deaths. We can't thank you enough for your generosity and support. Bishop is more motivated than ever to make this important device to accessible to parents and care givers. We will work hard to do this by or before 2018.
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Update 4
Posted by Bishop B. Curry IV
2 months ago
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Bishop is so thankful for everyone who's helping him in his mission to end child hot car deaths. Thanks for your donations, interviews, prayers, and kind words. We're not at our financial goal yet but further than we could have ever imagined. You are all heroes in the fight to save lives!
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Update 3
Posted by Bishop B. Curry IV
2 months ago
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Bishop's interview on NBC about his invention can be viewed at this link.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/McKinney-Boy-Invents-Device-to-Prevent-Hot-Car-Deaths-412366283.html
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Shane Leding
2 months ago

If you need help sourcing manufacturers for your product, I will help you 100% free of charge. I have a database of over 3,000 manufacturers in India, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, USA. Currently live in China. I am from Arkansas. Have been in manufacturing my whole life. Father too. Currently in China to manufacture my invention. Would be proud to give you anything you need.

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Sarah Windham
2 months ago

Our babies saving babies! Love you and bless you!

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Jeannelle Emerson Joyce
2 months ago

You need to go on Shark Tank. And purhaps set up a different way for people to donate. gofundme takes a percentage of the donations.

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Ralph Wolf
2 months ago

Sounds great, but you need to think through the costs. If you put the whole life support system in the car seat it will be way too expensive. (remember these types of accidents are rare, so you need to get your technology into thousands of seats, just to save one baby....) The car has brains and power. What it needs is a simple baby-detector so it will know to keep the heater or AC on, or sound an alarm, or somehow notify the Owner, 911, OnStar, etc to the emergency. How about just putting a sensor in the car seat and blue tooth communication that tells the car 'baby on board'. Maybe as simple as detecting when the little buckle is clasped and telling the car that? As soon as the baby is strapped in, the car knows it has a life to protect! Ideally, if you can make a proof of concept you can lobby the car and car seat makers to agree to use it. (Or get the government to require it, like they do seatbelts and airbags)

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Amy English Higgins
2 months ago

What an amazing person this child already is!!! Good job to the parents for raising this boy right and congrats to Bishop because he's gonna have a bright future!!! Thank you for this!!

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Ann Webster
2 months ago
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You should definitely try and create a kickstarter page.

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Mark Monell
2 months ago
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I hope your idea works out for you and all the children lives you may save with your invention, Very good thinking. I also have been thinking of a way to save them from dying in hot cars, a couple of months ago I posted on face book that I thought that I had figured out a way to save children and pets from dying senselessly in hot cars, unfortunately I haven't had the time to work on it . It's a little more complex idea than yours, but sometime simple is better. This is a problem that needs to be fixed, so stay with it and solve the problem. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Don't let anyone or anything stop you, there's a lot of kids counting on you, If you need any help with ideas or working out a problem let me know. I have 11 grand children and 3 great grand children, one of my grand children when he was 2 or 3 almost died in a hot car he climbed into locked it and couldn't get out of, Luckily my wife came home from the store and walked by the car and heard him. Another 5 minutes it probably would have been too late!

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Amy Kasmer Wilson
2 months ago
1
1

Based on what one of the other people said about go fund me taking a percentage of the money, maybe try using Kickstarter instead. Good luck!

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Lalita Irlas
2 months ago
1
1

Try Booster.com as a free way to do a fundraiser!

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Laura R Howard
2 months ago
1
1

As someone who lives in Texas and has dealt with 105+ degrees her entire live this invention is so exciting to hear about! I’m so proud of you and I’m so exciting to not have to dread watching the news in the summer to hear who lost a child today.

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Diane Larson
2 months ago
1
1

I don't know you but am so proud of you doing all that and such a wonderful idea at ten years old! Wonderful! You will save lives and be successful in life. I bet your parents are so proud!

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Margarita Garcia Sims
2 months ago
1
1

Great idea! I want to support you, but need to know more. Have you made a prototype that actually works? Or is just in the idea stage?

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Martha Gamboa
2 months ago
1
1

I will help next week

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Maddie Daily Lake
2 months ago

You should start a Kickstarter campaign that's a more appropriate platform to raise money for a business development project. You're likely to get much more money on a more appropriate platform.

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Sevanson Myers
1 month ago

This is wonderful....You are awesome! Once you get the prototype will you be doing this on Kickstarter so you can get the backing you need?...let me know, I'll join in there as well! Best wishes!!!

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Carrie CoachFletch Fletcher
2 months ago

I am so moved by you and the great work you are doing. My son passed in 2001 after I unknowingly left him in my car. Thank you for working so hard to stop these tragic losses. I am moved beyond words.

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Lisa Freesa
2 months ago

I had a few more ideas: Sensor syncs with car proximity sensor when weight is in seat and when keys leave the proximity - similar to how car will not lock if keys are too close and if keys leave proximity, car alarm goes off or windows roll down or car phone dials 911

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Lisa Freesa
2 months ago

I have some additional thoughts: A sensor that detects if the baby is in the seat when the keys leave the proximity of the car and then set off the car alarm, as well. A sensor that opens the windows? A sensor that interacts with the vehicles phone and calls 911?

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Lisa Bistak
2 months ago

Well done Bishop. You are one very smart young man and are destined to go far in life xo

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Silvia Rosaura Rivera
2 months ago

May I also suggest the ability to also contact 911 if the car gets to a certain temperature.

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$23,465 of $20k goal

Raised by 788 people in 3 months
Created January 13, 2017
Bishop B. Curry IV  
VV
$50
V V
5 days ago

What a brilliant and caring talent you are Bishop! You are an inspiration! Can't wait to see your life saving invention on the "shelves." Best of luck to you!

$25
Robert Britton
6 days ago
ZC
$20
Zack Clarke
7 days ago
TS
$5
Tamara Stevenson
8 days ago
$20
Sandra Crouch
8 days ago

Bishop, you are doing important work! Thank you from all the moms out here trying to keep our babies safe.

FH
$25
Fayanna Hodge
9 days ago

Whatever you do, don't stop inventing and don't get discouraged. You can do it!

$20
Anonymous
9 days ago
SP
$10
Sammy Parnell
10 days ago
$25
Anonymous
10 days ago
JB
$10
Jessica Bernstein
10 days ago
Shane Leding
2 months ago

If you need help sourcing manufacturers for your product, I will help you 100% free of charge. I have a database of over 3,000 manufacturers in India, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, USA. Currently live in China. I am from Arkansas. Have been in manufacturing my whole life. Father too. Currently in China to manufacture my invention. Would be proud to give you anything you need.

+ Read More
Sarah Windham
2 months ago

Our babies saving babies! Love you and bless you!

+ Read More
Jeannelle Emerson Joyce
2 months ago

You need to go on Shark Tank. And purhaps set up a different way for people to donate. gofundme takes a percentage of the donations.

+ Read More
Ralph Wolf
2 months ago

Sounds great, but you need to think through the costs. If you put the whole life support system in the car seat it will be way too expensive. (remember these types of accidents are rare, so you need to get your technology into thousands of seats, just to save one baby....) The car has brains and power. What it needs is a simple baby-detector so it will know to keep the heater or AC on, or sound an alarm, or somehow notify the Owner, 911, OnStar, etc to the emergency. How about just putting a sensor in the car seat and blue tooth communication that tells the car 'baby on board'. Maybe as simple as detecting when the little buckle is clasped and telling the car that? As soon as the baby is strapped in, the car knows it has a life to protect! Ideally, if you can make a proof of concept you can lobby the car and car seat makers to agree to use it. (Or get the government to require it, like they do seatbelts and airbags)

+ Read More
Amy English Higgins
2 months ago

What an amazing person this child already is!!! Good job to the parents for raising this boy right and congrats to Bishop because he's gonna have a bright future!!! Thank you for this!!

+ Read More
Ann Webster
2 months ago
8
8

You should definitely try and create a kickstarter page.

+ Read More
Mark Monell
2 months ago
6
6

I hope your idea works out for you and all the children lives you may save with your invention, Very good thinking. I also have been thinking of a way to save them from dying in hot cars, a couple of months ago I posted on face book that I thought that I had figured out a way to save children and pets from dying senselessly in hot cars, unfortunately I haven't had the time to work on it . It's a little more complex idea than yours, but sometime simple is better. This is a problem that needs to be fixed, so stay with it and solve the problem. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Don't let anyone or anything stop you, there's a lot of kids counting on you, If you need any help with ideas or working out a problem let me know. I have 11 grand children and 3 great grand children, one of my grand children when he was 2 or 3 almost died in a hot car he climbed into locked it and couldn't get out of, Luckily my wife came home from the store and walked by the car and heard him. Another 5 minutes it probably would have been too late!

+ Read More
Amy Kasmer Wilson
2 months ago
1
1

Based on what one of the other people said about go fund me taking a percentage of the money, maybe try using Kickstarter instead. Good luck!

+ Read More
Lalita Irlas
2 months ago
1
1

Try Booster.com as a free way to do a fundraiser!

+ Read More
Laura R Howard
2 months ago
1
1

As someone who lives in Texas and has dealt with 105+ degrees her entire live this invention is so exciting to hear about! I’m so proud of you and I’m so exciting to not have to dread watching the news in the summer to hear who lost a child today.

+ Read More
Diane Larson
2 months ago
1
1

I don't know you but am so proud of you doing all that and such a wonderful idea at ten years old! Wonderful! You will save lives and be successful in life. I bet your parents are so proud!

+ Read More
Margarita Garcia Sims
2 months ago
1
1

Great idea! I want to support you, but need to know more. Have you made a prototype that actually works? Or is just in the idea stage?

+ Read More
Martha Gamboa
2 months ago
1
1

I will help next week

+ Read More
Maddie Daily Lake
2 months ago

You should start a Kickstarter campaign that's a more appropriate platform to raise money for a business development project. You're likely to get much more money on a more appropriate platform.

+ Read More
Sevanson Myers
1 month ago

This is wonderful....You are awesome! Once you get the prototype will you be doing this on Kickstarter so you can get the backing you need?...let me know, I'll join in there as well! Best wishes!!!

+ Read More
Carrie CoachFletch Fletcher
2 months ago

I am so moved by you and the great work you are doing. My son passed in 2001 after I unknowingly left him in my car. Thank you for working so hard to stop these tragic losses. I am moved beyond words.

+ Read More
Lisa Freesa
2 months ago

I had a few more ideas: Sensor syncs with car proximity sensor when weight is in seat and when keys leave the proximity - similar to how car will not lock if keys are too close and if keys leave proximity, car alarm goes off or windows roll down or car phone dials 911

+ Read More
Lisa Freesa
2 months ago

I have some additional thoughts: A sensor that detects if the baby is in the seat when the keys leave the proximity of the car and then set off the car alarm, as well. A sensor that opens the windows? A sensor that interacts with the vehicles phone and calls 911?

+ Read More
Lisa Bistak
2 months ago

Well done Bishop. You are one very smart young man and are destined to go far in life xo

+ Read More
Silvia Rosaura Rivera
2 months ago

May I also suggest the ability to also contact 911 if the car gets to a certain temperature.

+ Read More
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