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Blue Valley grads help people 'Swipe' confusing hospital hallways

A group of students affiliated with the Blue Valley School District's Center for Advanced Professional Studies program have developed an app called Swipe that will help people navigate the hallways of Children's Mercy Hospital.

Sophia Porter just graduated from the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy and is looking forward to college at Johns Hopkins University in the fall - but not before she gives a digital gift to Children's Mercy Hospital.

For Porter, the app is a personal way to give back to Children's Mercy, where she has been treated for Crohn's disease since she was 7.

"I would often come back to the same places over and over again (in the hospital, as a patient) and still forget where they were," Porter said.

Porter and her team have been working on the app for two years.

Read more via The Kansas City Star