Natalie Bell, of Beaconsfield, Australia, was looking for ways to make her daughter’s hearing loss known to the public in case of an emergency. The 10-year-old girl, Shae Bell, had just gotten a cochlear implant, and Natalie came up with the perfect idea: a velcro sign.
She created a small attachment that reads, “I AM DEAF I HAVE A COCHLEAR IMPLANT NO MRI,” to put on Shae’s seat belt, backpack, and other accessories.
“Shae thinks this is great and says, ‘This will help keep me safe!’ ” Natalie, owner of Personalised by Nat, tells PEOPLE. “I started to make personalized [items] as a hobby … I have now turned my little hobby into a business.”
She shared a Facebook photo of Shae wearing a seat belt with the attachment on June 5.
“I always wonder what would happen if I was in a car accident with my daughter in the car and I was unable to let the doctors know that my daughter could not have a MRI due to having a cochlear implant,” Natalie wrote in the Facebook post, “now I don’t need to worry about that with these seat belt covers. These can be made for any special needs that the medical team will need to know if you are unable to tell them.”