ROBOTS TO THE RESCUE INC

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 1675 31ST St Nw Washington DC 20007 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis serves as a regional center for specialty medical care for children. The new Robotic Rehabilitation Center at Riley provides innovative treatment for children with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders. This center is the first of its kind in Indiana and uses interactive robots and computer games to help re-program children’s brains and improve their motor functions. The generous donation of the first two pieces of equipment from the Robots to the Rescue organization, helped make this state-of-the-art center a reality for children with special needs in Indiana and the Midwest region.
Physical and occupational therapies have long been considered the mainstay treatments for cerebral palsy, but increasingly, therapists, patients and families are turning to robotic therapy for help. While robotic therapy is well documented in adults, the Robotic Rehabilitation Center at Riley Hospital hopes to lead the way in state-of-the-art care for children with special needs. The support provided by Robots to the Rescue has been a critical contributor to this goal.
D. Wade Clapp
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief
Riley Hospital for Children

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making a change in the lives of children with special needs.

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not change anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Words can't express how thankful I am to R2R! Not only has their hard work and dedication in bringing the Lokomats to Riley Hospital benefited my child tremendously but their continued support and concern for Kala and kids like her at Riley Hospital speaks volumes of the character of this organization and the people behind it. R2R is second to none and will always have my deepest gratitude and support.

Many thanks to Margaret Goldsmith, Pam Sokow, and Riley Hospital!!!

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My daughter participates in the Lokomat Program at Riley Hospital. Her life has improved noticeably as a result of the therapy she receives. Kala has ambulatory difficulties but the therapy has improved her ability to walk without the support or assistance. We feel fortunate to the be recipients of R2R's generousity.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Thanks to Robots to the Rescue, we have successfully developed a Robotic Rehabilitation Center at Riley Hospital for Children. It was because of their generosity and initial donation that we have been able to grow our program and dream big. As a result, we have introduced many children with cerebral palsy to a completely new type of rehabilitation therapy. It has been a wonderful to see the children experience movement in new ways and progress with functional activities. We are very grateful to Robots to the Rescue.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through the fundraising they did on our behalf to purchase Robots.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No change at this time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

For the past two years, I have had the honor of volunteering for the Robots to the Rescue organisation. Being a media engineer, I am always interested in new ways to use technology. Incorporating robots to help re-train the brains of children with CP, is an inspiring concept. Each year, I experience more than one "teary eyed moment". Not only from knowing that the idea works, and is helping children, but also from seeing how many people do truly care. I look forward to working with them each year.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the results of the program. Meeting some of the kids who have been helped.

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Honestly, I am an engineer. I do not have an MBA.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Robots to the Rescue has been so important to me and my family, I can not thank Pam enough for everything she's done to help us. I contacted her (R2R) because my 4 year old nephew from Brazil had suffered a stroke last year. He's been doing physical therapy since then, and his arm shows slow recovery (from being paralyzed). We read an article in a Brazilian magazine showing the great benefits of the robotic therapy, and I found Robot to the REscue and Pam, who was able to introduce me to a doctor who has a program in Brazil. My nephew will begin robotic therapy as part of the research.
I am so looking forward to seeing the benefits.

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Thru the organization, my nephew will start the therapy in Sao Paulo Brazil as part of the research.

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I wish more peolpe in the world could benefit from this organization. There is no much information out there about stroke in children, I am sure it would help so many families around the world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was privileged to work with Margaret Goldsmith and Pam Sakow who conducted the Robots to the Rescue benefit at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis last summer. Seeing the beautiful children in person who have benefited exponentially from this program was so touching that it stayed with me and is still embedded in my heart and mind. There is nothing more honorable than supporting this program and I trust that support continues to grow by leaps and bounds as people familiarize themselves with it's miraculous impact.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

observing first hand the impact it had on these children's lives

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not a thing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became a donor after seeing a very compelling video about some of the children benefiting from the program at Riley Hospital for Children. This organization is giving freedom to people suffering with CP and brain injuries and they are changing lives in ways that could not be changed any other way. I am hoping to see more of them in New York City soon.

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I have personally seen the difference this organization has made in the lives of Children at Riley Hospital.

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If I had to make changes to this organization I would bring it to New York City and as many other cities as I could.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to Robots to the Rescue by Margaret Goldsmith and was immediately excited about the opportunities robotics could create for children with cerebral palsy and similar disorders.

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I've watched several of the children who had begun the robotics program already achieve amazing results!

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We need more resources to allow this program to expand across the country!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to the Organization because my mother volunteers with them and I think R2R is doing such a good job getting the word out about facilities across the country that offer the technology. I hope to hear that it will be coming to New York City before long to help children with CP and brain injuries in this area. I am a proud donor to this very important cause.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen first hand how children affected by CP and brain injuries benefit from R2R's efforts.

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Continue spreading the world so that children in every city and town across the country have access to this technology.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having been involved with hospitalized children in Los Angeles for the past 7 years I am interested in new techniques to assist children who do not have use of their arms or legs. This charity opens the doors to a disorder that needs to be connected with the technological advances that our world has to offer. Their involvement is spearheading projects that can aide in the betterment of so many lives.

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I have seen children in local hospital is Los Angeles for which the technology that this organization works with could help tremendously.

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I would give them more prime placement so that even more people can learn about the charity and get involved.

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