At 18 years old, Julian Cantu was inspired to fight against breast cancer after he almost lost his mom to the disease. When he was 13, his mom was diagnosed for a SECOND time. Julian explains to El Universal that the tumor went from the size of a grain of rice to a golf ball within six months. He decided to do what any son would, he took action by inventing a bra that can detect breast cancer in its early stages.
In his words, when there is a tumor in the breast, there is more blood and heat, so there are changes in texture and temperature. The invention won top honors at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Germany, and the bra won't be certified for two years, but it's a huge step towards something that could save lives.