“It made him sad, and at that point, the wheels started turning in his mind,” said Curry’s father, Bishop Curry IV. As young Bishop passed Fern’s home on his way to school each day, that sadness stayed with him, and he thought about the difference a device that could prevent deaths such as Fern’s would make.
“I knew exactly where the house was,” said Bishop Curry IV. Because they had baby girl of their own, the death of little Fern hit close to home for the entire Curry family. Both little girls seem to have served as the young inventor’s inspiration, and they became the driving force for coming up with a solution for preventing hot car deaths.
With the help of his supportive parents, Bishop began brainstorming ideas and drew mock-ups as he developed a solution to save children from overheating in a locked car. “I was so proud of him for thinking of a solution,” Curry’s father says. “We always just complain about things and rarely offer solutions.”