Hiccup Curing Teenager
She has, it seems, quite possibly discovered a cure for one of the oldest and most annoying maladies on earth,- namely the hiccups - by launching a product she has invented dubbed the Hiccupop.
Hiccup Curing Teenager
Mallory Kievman is just one of the plenty of 13-year-olds who want to become doctors when they grow up - already having started on her journey toward successful application for the right educational courses. Why? Because teenage Mallory has made herself chief executive officer, as well as founder of a company that could prove to be a huge hit.
She has, it seems, quite possibly discovered a cure for one of the oldest and most annoying maladies on earth,- namely the hiccups - by launching a product she has invented dubbed the Hiccupop. As the name suggests, this is a hiccup-stopping lollipop - the recipe for which she herself invented, and for which Mallory has not only a patent pending, but also a dedicated team of business consultants and financial backing.
It was two years ago that Mallory - trying to tame a stubborn bout of hiccups with every home remedy she knew - from the drinking of saltwater to slurping pickle juice, among 100 folk remedies, had a brainwave. Selecting three favourite things, in the form of sugar, apple cider vinegar, and lollipops, she decided to combine them. The end result was the hiccupop - the taste of which she is still perfecting.
It seems though, that the unique combination of ingredients manage to triggers that set of throat and mouth nerves responsible for the hiccup reflex, by basically over-stimulating those nerves and cancelling out hiccuping message to the brain. Hiccupops is one those fantastic ideas that solve a very simple need offering great potential benefits for society.
A University of Connecticut MBA student team will be helping Mallory launch her hiccupps this summer, bridging that line between an attractive product and a helpful nutra-ceutical aid - Hiccups being a common side effect of chemotherapy for many people. Not surprisingly, Mallory gets the most support from her father - the only other company member to date.
It took lot of both hard work, and help to get this project underway, mostly from small-business incubator Startup Connecticut, who contacted Mallory at the Connecticut Invention Convention, after she won prizes for innovation and patentability. That enabled her to present her idea to investors and state officials. Her next big task is to find a manufacturer for her lollipops, after which she has definite plans to make her innovative hiccupops standard fare in every drugstore and pharmacy around the world, as well as every doctor surgery.
It is often the simplest of ideas that catch the attention of the general public, and this one is truly inspired. Every mum around the world would be highly delighted to keep a supply of hiccup-curing, medicinal lollipops in her medicine cabinet, so let us hope that these imaginative sweets are on sale in a local pharmacy very soon.