(CNN) – A Connecticut girl has helped her stay at the hospital to help soothe the fear of many other patients.

Ella Casano, now 12 years old, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called idiopathic parodiopathic thrombocytopenia (ITP) at the age of seven.

"It's when her body attacks and destroys her own platelets, so it puts her at greater risk of bleeding or hurting herself, more than most people," said Meg Casano, Ella's mother. , at CNN.

Because of the ITP, Ella had to receive IV infusions every six to eight weeks. As with many young children and adults, this process scared him.

"When I had my first injection, I was surprised and a little intimidated by the appearance of the amount of tubing and medical equipment on my intravenous," Ella said in a press release published on its website.

Ella looked down at her fear and offered a creative solution to hide the medicine.

"So, she cut a stuffed animal and used a hot glue gun to make her first Teddy Medi," Casano said.

Seeing how pleased nurses were with this idea, Ella and her mother started the process of patenting, manufacturing, and distributing the invention they called Medi Teddy.

"The purpose of Medi Teddy is to conceal a bag of intravenous fluid, drugs or blood products to the child who receives it and instead provide a friendly face to look at!" Casano said.

The back of the pouch is knitted so that nurses and doctors can see the state of the medication that the patient is receiving. Ella made several prototypes and gave them to her nurses so that they could comment on how to improve it.

She then researched the school business plans for an independent study and designed her for Medi Teddy. With the help of his mother, they fill out documents to make the company a non-profit organization.

On Sunday, they launched a GoFundMe to raise $ 5,000 so they could place their first order of 500 units. Thursday, they exceeded their goal of more than $ 2,000.

"The response was fantastic: her nurses tried out the prototypes and gave suggestions," Casano said. "And we think we are ready to produce a really great product that can help hundreds of kids."

Once the bears are done, she says they plan to give them to the kids at no cost.

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