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Pouch for people undergoing chemo

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-12-03 14:51

About the solution

“I created the PoppyPocket for my dad to wear his ambulatory infusion pump and tubes more discreetly, comfortably and safely. It is an elastic band with two separate pockets stitched on to securely contain the pump and tubin”, Julie explained.

Months before Julie Hyzdu's father died, she watched him struggle with a self-worn device that helped distribute his chemotherapy medication.

“I started this company after my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer and witnessed his struggle enduring the chemotherapy treatment. His treatment protocol consisted of an ambulatory infusion pump filled with his chemotherapy medicine that was transported by a cumbersome, inconvenient fanny pack around his waist.

The diagnosis was difficult enough, yet couple that with the ongoing fear of the tubes getting entangled; getting caught on the car door, bathroom sink, desk, pets, and anything in his path, not to mention the loss of dignity in the work place.

His biggest complaint however, was sleeping, because the tubes would get tangled in the sheets, then tug on his port, which lead to pain and sleepless nights”, the inventor said.

That’s why she wanted to develop a solution.

“The contour body design was created to securely contain his pump and tubes discreetly and comfortably underneath his clothes to ease the challenges of treatments and live more boldly. I named the company after my dad, Bob, who we all called Poppy”.

The pocket completely encloses the infusion pump and tubes and is worn with a medical, latex-free elastic band. It can also be used by diabetic patients.

More info: http://poppypocket.net/

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2gHsXjY

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About the author

Julie Hyzdu, from USA, born in 1970, created Poppy Pocket, a pouch for her father who had colon cancer, that hides the infusion pumps and tubes.

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