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Mom creates special seat belt covers for people with special needs

Shared by JoanaSaraiva on 2019-07-17 12:50

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Natalie Bell's daughter, Shae, is deaf. Shae has severe hearing loss and her cochlear implant is not compatible with MRI scans. That made Natalie worry about what would happen to her daughter if they were in a car accident and unable to let emergency workers know about her implants.

That was when Natalie came up with a brilliant idea. She created seat belt covers that are designed to warn emergency responders about its users' health issues. Shae's cover reads 'I am deaf. I have a cochlear implant. No MRI.' Her solution has also helped other patients. One cover for kids with autism reads: 'I have autism. I may resist help'.

The $15 accessories can be personalised according to a child’s name and condition. Recently, Natalie has been receiving orders for adults with Alzheimer's disease. Her life-saving device went viral on Facebook with more than 700,000 shares.

“There has been such a positive response,” Bell said. Since posting on Facebook, she has received thousands of orders and been inundated with praise from people around the world. In the comments on Bell’s Facebook post, a woman who is married to an emergency responder said her husband thinks it's “a brilliant idea” and “a valuable piece that provides a lot of information clearly.” Added a firefighter: “I don’t really think the window stickers are effective because sometimes windows are broke, but seat belts are usually intact.” A police offer wrote, “As a cop, I wish I could hand them out to anyone who needs them.”

Adapted from: https://on.today.com/2JGM1Ms

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Natalie Bell, born in Australia, in 1987, created special seat belt covers for kids with special needs.

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