(Original article from 7 News Boston)
DANVERS, MASS. (WHDH) - A Danvers mother who lost her daughter to cancer in 2011 has been granted a patent for a protective hand-sewn sleeve that’s aimed at helping other young children who need to live with permanent IVs.
Kezia Fitzgerald, who battled cancer alongside her infant daughter, Saoirse, realized the need for such a device after trying to keep her baby from pulling her IV out of her arm.
(Original aricle on Medium.com)
For this #WomenCrushWednesdays, in the last week of September, #AtTheTable has the pleasure of interviewing a woman with exceptional strength and tenacity.
In honor of September being both Childhood Cancer and Lymphoma Awareness Month, meet the amazing Kezia Fitzgerald.
(Originally published by ai-med.io)
I’m a cancer patient, a cancer mom, and a medical device innovator. Over the past 7 years, I’ve gone from being terrified of needles and hospitals, to spending weeks on end in hospitals, injecting myself – and my child – with medications, frequenting hospitals to train nurses on product use, and bringing a patient perspective and voice to medical innovation.