Bridgette Veneris is a 10-year-old Australian who not only battled leukemia and survived, but also designed a sterile waste-saving bandage dispenser design that’s won her a trip to NASA. Veneris got the idea for the design during her stay in the hospital, where she noticed her parents and nurses having difficulty unwrapping adhesive bandages. Her bandage dispenser design won the national littleBIGidea competition, which awarded her with a trip to NASA.

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