Young Girl Suffering From Auto-Immune Disease Designs A Life Size Teddy To Carry Her Iv Bags

Nobody Enjoys Feeling Ill. When A Virus Takes Hold It Can Feel Like All We Want To Do Is Sleep And Rest As Coughs, Colds, Aches And Pains Overcome Our Bodies. Thankfully For Most Of Us These Viruses Disappear As Quickly As They Arrived. But This Is Not The Case For All; Some Viruses Can Have Life Changing Effects On Your Body And Immune System The Repercussions Of Which Can Be Felt Forever.

 

An Autoimmune Disease Happens When Your Immune System Attacks Your Body. Some Autoimmune Diseases Are Rare Whilst Others Are More Common. In This Video You Are Going To Hear About A Young Girl Of 12, Ella Casano, From Connecticut, Who Has Suffered With Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (Itp) Since The Age Of 7. She Came Up With An Amazing Idea That Would Help Not Only Her But Many Other Children Receiving Similar Treatments.

 


Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Can Lead To An Excess In Bruises Or Bleeding. The Bruises Can Appear Purple In Colour, But Can Also Appear As Reddish Dots Which Mimic A Rash In Appearance. The Bleeding Happens Because Of Low Levels Of Platelets. These Are The Cells That Cause Blood To Clot, And When They Are Low The Blood Struggles To Clot. Children Can Often Get Itp After Having A Viral Infection And It Usually Clears Up. But For Ella This Has Not Been The Case And This Is Very Rare. Itp Can Present With No Signs Or Symptoms, Or It Can Show Up With The Excessive Bruising, Bleeding From The Nose Or The Gums, Superficial Bleeding Under The Skin Which Appears Like The Rash Mentioned Above And Blood When Going To The Toilet