The number of children who have perished from having heat strokes in hot cars since 1998 is heartbreaking. With over 712 lives lost in senseless and preventable ways, it’s a summertime topic that parents and caregivers find themselves concerned with.
There hasn’t been much of a solution for a way to stop this tragedy from striking until a brilliant 10 year old boy named Bishop Curry created a prototype for a life-saving device. He got the idea for the Oasis after he learned a neighbor’s six-month-old baby had died from being left in an overheated car.
Although it’s currently a 3-D clay model, Bishop’s innovative design incorporates both cooling down a hot car when it gets overheated while simultaneously alerting authorities and parents via antenna that a child has been left in a hot car.
So far, Bishop and his father have raised over $24,000 through a GoFundMe account to help pay for the patent and the manufacturing costs. Thanks to the genius idea of this fifth grader, more lives can hopefully be saved.