Leah Wyrick, Wake Forest, was inspired to make a difference in the lives of breast cancer patients by inventing a new recovery garment.
After experiencing her mother’s journey with breast cancer, Leah Wyrick, Wake Forest, started a business at a young age to ease the journey for other breast cancer patients. As a high schooler, Leah invented a surgical recovery garment as part of a senior project. This led her to furthering the development of her young business during her time at Wake Forest. She got a unique experience as part of the startup lab at Wake where she was able to hone her product, all while developing a strong business acumen. Her product, The Resilience Bra, has been developed and beta tested and she’s excited to hopefully get it on the market starting early 2023. Leah talks about going back to her “why” and that she wants to make a difference in the lives of those touched by breast cancer. We cant wait to see more from this incredible sister!
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Here are some highlights:
2:30 How Leah has been touched by cancer
4:10 Developing her product as a high school project
5:50 Start up lab experience in bettering her business
7:30 Creating the Resilience Bra
10:10 Prototypes and beta testing her product
12:40 Leah and going back to the why