Gabe’s Chemo Ducks

The Vanderbilt Spring 2017 evaluation was split between finding their $9,000 grant to Gabe’s Chemo Ducks for app development to be good decision with a bad outcome and a mistake, largely attributed to students’ uncertainty of whether the app produced their intended outcome. Gabe’s Chemo Ducks provides toy ducks as teaching tools for children going through chemo so that children and families can learn about the processes surrounding pediatric cancer. The grant went towards the development of an app to further this goal, but the class found that the app had ceased to be user friendly because the organization had not kept up with IOS updates.