CHARITY PIN | Medi Teddy on IV Cart
- Approximately 1.5" (38.1 mm) tall
- Colored hard enamel with polished gold plating
- Black rubber clutch backings
- Exclusive design by V Coterie
30% of proceeds from this design will be donated to Medi Teddy. As proceeds are donated to the respective charity, this item is not eligible for returns and is final sale.
30% of proceeds from this design will be donated to Medi Teddy.
When Ella was just 7 years old, she was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP), a bleeding disorder in which her immune system destroys her platelets. To put into perspective, the platelet count for the average person is generally between 150,000 and 450,000 platelets per microliter of circulating blood. Ella's can go well below 10,000.
For treatment, Ella receives an infusion of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) every 8 weeks at an outpatient clinic. The tubing and medical equipment hanging on the IVs can be very intimidating. Because of this, Ella was inspired to create Medi Teddy to comfort kids just like her.
Medi Teddy is a washable, adorably designed teddy bear sleeve that conceals a bag of IV medication, blood, or tube feeding. The roomy, rear mesh sleeve allows caregivers to easily visualize fluids.
In a recent survey:
95% of respondents reported that Medi Teddy improved the emotional well-being of their child during an infusion.
46% of respondents reported that Medi Teddy improved the physical pain their child experienced during IV placement.
Please click here to learn more about Medi Teddy!