William Jewell student develops product now being used to help medical teams serving around the world

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LIBERTY, Mo. -- A metro woman is making a difference by helping medical teams serving around the world.

Conner Hazelrigg was an undergraduate at William Jewell College when she developed a solar-powered box now used in seven different countries.

"I just had a friend come back and tell me about this need, and it was just a part of me to want to help and give back," Hazelrigg said.

Most recently, Heart to Heart International brought the device to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. Each box has ten ports that can be used to charge phones, provide light or even use as a cooling fan.

Hazelrigg says she was inspired after visiting Haiti in 2014.

"Electricity is not free so when you have something which can provide electricity, that is automatically a job. Now, schools, churches and individuals can use this as a job when they charge people to use their phones," Hazelrigg said.

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