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September is one of my favorite months. The fall season introduces cool new tech gear that is perfect for any student starting fresh in a new classroom. I also have a new appreciation for September, as it is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month. It makes me stop and remember a special bond I had with a very brave boy named Cole who always told me I was his R2-D2 and he was C-3PO. After being diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer, he lived for six more years, thanks to vital clinical trials and research. Once we said goodbye to Cole in 2015, I promised his family I would continue to support cancer research to help other children affected by pediatric cancer.
In honor of Cole this month and anyone else starting anew in the classroom and beyond, I rounded up some tech gadgets that will help you achieve superhero success this school year. The best part? All of this gear is created by some amazing companies that have committed to give back to the Batcole Foundation, named after our superhero Cole, which raises funds to support research for pediatric cancer and for which I proudly serve on the board. Check it out ahead.