Casano plans to give the bears away to children in hospitals for free, and a GoFundMe has so far raised $18,638 — smashing the original $5,000 goal.
The 12-year-old has patented her idea and has already found a manufacturer to produce the Medi Teddy.
“Yes, I am proud of her, but more than that I feel happy for her,” her mother, Meg Casano, told Fox 10. “She’s endured so much, missed so much, and tolerated so much and I’m so happy to see her so thrilled that her idea is taking off.”
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