One mother's inspiring creation, the Hickman Hider

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 29 at 3:18 PM

It is devastating news for any parent to find out their child has cancer, and even harder when the child is too young to understand why they are going through treatment. Gayle Garson’s daughter, Robin, was only nine months old when she was diagnosed with leukemia. She would need two years of chemotherapy and a central line inserted into her chest. In order to keep Robin’s curious little hands from fussing with the tubes, Gayle made a “Hickman Hider” to help protect her from inadvertently pulling them out, allowing germs to get inside her body. Gayle Garson tells us about the invention that can help other babies.

Read more about the Hickman Hider HERE.

To learn more about Seattle Children's, click here.

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