You’ve got to admire somebody when they see a problem, and they solve it. If there’s nothing they can find that will help, they just go ahead and make their own solution.
But when you consider that the problem they’re solving might be a deadly one, then they’ve definitely got my respect.
Then, what about if the person who was solving a lethal problem was just 10 years old? Wouldn’t that be remarkable?
Well, that’s exactly what Bishop Curry, from Texas, USA did when he invented something that could save the lives of literally thousands of small children, not just in his local area, but all over the world.
Maybe you don’t realize it, but the number of children who have died from heatstroke since 1998 is absolutely heartbreaking. According to statistics, since 1998 around 712 children are thought to have died from heatstroke in the US alone!
That happened after they were left in a hot vehicle for long periods of time, without any access to cold water or even fresh air.
Leaving your child in a locked car with no window open for a long period of time is never a good idea. It can often have deadly consequences and it’s preventable.
But thankfully we have amazing people like Bishop, who will step in if somebody does this by accident, or by sheer neglect. He has come up with an incredibly ingenious invention, an idea that will hopefully prevent children from dying of heatstroke as a result of this deadly mistake.
Bishop Curry, who is a fifth grader and just 10 years old, was driven by desperately wanting to help, so he set out trying to save people’s lives.
Currently, there are very few solutions to help prevent children dying from heatstroke. It is a preventable accident, but many people often forget about it. Wouldn’t it be handy if something was available to the child in the car that could help them in deadly situations like being locked in a hot car?
This 10-year-old boy named Bishop Curry created a prototype for a device that could save lives. He thought of the idea for his Oasis device after he learned that a neighbor’s baby had died at just six months old, after being left in an overheated car.
The Oasis is a clever little gadget that monitors the temperature inside the car. Once it gets to a certain level, the device begins to emit cool air while simultaneously alerting parents and authorities via an antenna.
Although it’s currently just a 3D clay model, Bishop and his dad have raised over $24,000 through a GoFundMe account to help pay for the patent and the manufacturing costs, and they’re sure it will work.
“We live in Texas where hot car deaths are far too common,” the boy’s father, also called Bishop Curry, wrote on the GoFundMe page.
“Bishop already has a provisional patent and a 3D model of his invention”.
He also added: “Bishop is a 5th grader who is fascinated with making things. From creating a home-made catapult and ping pong ball cannon to thinking of ways to melt ice and snow on roads without using salt.”
The 10-year-old also has a one-year-old sister, he told NBC that “it would be a dream to have lots of inventions that would save many lives”.
As you can see by watching the video below, Bishop has really come up with a simple but effective idea that could definitely help limit these tragic infant deaths.
Anything that can help must be a good thing, right? And Bishop was motivated to do this right out of the goodness of his heart!
It really is an ingenious idea that could save many lives, and it’s made even more special because this simple idea was thought of by such a young and incredible child.
Because of this amazing idea, Bishop could go on to save countless lives with his invention!