April 28, 2003

Amazing inventiveness from 11-year-old Texas girl

A Salado, Texas girl, Tessanie Marek, has garnered national attention for inventing "Easy Crutches." Watching a church member who had undergone two hip surgeries struggle with uncomfortable crutches inspired an idea that she used to fufill a fourth-grade science assignment to invent an item, build it, then write a report.

"It's a crutch with a lever and pedal on it, so that, whenever you're standing anywhere, you can put your leg on it," the fifth-grader explains.
This weekend Tessanie will become the youngest inductee in the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors. Her family has applied for a patent, and hopes the invention will be a big success. Tessanie Marek hopes to become an attorney. Posted by Tiger at April 28, 2003 03:08 AM