10 kids that changed the world
At only 16 years old, Andraka was able to discover a patent-pending method that is extremely inexpensive at detecting cancer in its very early stages. The method involves identifying a protein found in urine that indicates the presence of pancreatic or ovarian and lung cancer.
Born in 1809 in Coupvray, France, Louis Braille endured an eye injury which left him blind at three years old and until his death at age 43. While studying at the Royal Institute for blind youth in Paris, he began to develop a system a reading by used raised dots in different series to express the alphabet. At only 19, he become a full-time teacher at the Royal Institute, teaching this groundbreaking form of communication in algebra, grammar and geometry.
Sold into bonded child labor to a carpet industry in the Pakistani town of Muridke for the equivalent of about twelve US dollars, Iqbal was forced to work 12-hour days. At ten years old, he managed to escape to join the bonded labour Liberation Front of Pakistan and managed to help free 3,000 Pakistani children. He was assassinated on Easter Monday in 1995 presumably by the "Carpet Mafia".
After two years of her hiding in various rooms in her father's office building in the Netherlands, she was finally found and arrested only to die of typhus seven months into her imprisonment in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Having become the most discussed Holocaust victim ever and Frank has been acknowledged as a very eloquent and impressive writer. Ever since her father Otto Frank was able to have her entire diary published and translated in sixty seven different languages. It gained recognition as the most translated Dutch piece of writing ever.
At the aged 16, Elif Bilgin has come up with a groundbreaking form of bio plastics that will not decay rapidly. She experimented with fruit peels and discovered the high starch levels in the banana peels was the perfect candidate to begin to create her form of plastics as starch, a key ingredient in the production of all plastics.