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June 28, 2011

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June 28, 2011

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.

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

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

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

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

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.

June 22, 2011

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June 22, 2011

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

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

June 21, 2011

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June 21, 2011

I have volunteered for the past 2 years to Robots to the Rescue and feel honored each year they ask me back. When I was first asked to help, I felt honored to be a part of such a great event that is selfless to all those individuals who put this event together.
Knowing that this event is
designed to raise money for kids with gross and fine motor skill deficits, specifically for kids with cerebral palsy (CP), makes a special education teacher and those who work with kids with CP, warm at heart
I am a special education teacher who has worked with students with multiple disabilities from autism to cerebral palsy for the past eight years. I work at a middle school and I see students who have had early intervention to only public school support. Public schools are limited to the amount of support they can offer an individual with a disability. Robots to the Rescue offer support to families who have children with cerebral palsy at a very young age. When a child has independence in their gross motor skills, like walking and running, and fine motor skills, like writing or brushing their teeth, it also increases their cognitive development.
Robots to the Rescue does not discriminate upon your income, socio-economic status or race. They solely are there to raise money so anyone that is applicable is able to benefit from the Robots.

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I have personally seen the benefits from using these robots through the different children that have used them over the past few years. You can see their progress and importance the robots have played in their life. This gives me hope for the future of physical therapy that can be offered for individuals who are struggling with walking, running or even walking up the stairs.

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

I would use other children with a variety of disabilities, other than CP. Although, if you use children with different disabilities then the data collected may be skewed. There may be too many variables.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Provide warm chocolate chip cookies while working.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have shared this information to physical therapist that I work with through the school corporation.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel honored to be a part of.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 17, 2011

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June 17, 2011

I volunteered to photograph the Robots to the Rescue event in September of 2010. I was amazed by the children and found so much satisfaction in helping the organization. I had the opportunity to meet the kids and was aaw-struck by the progress of the R2R ambassador Kala from last year. Speaking to her mother, Kala would not have the opportunities that are opening to her without the help of R2R.

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

the childs lives opening up to new opportunities when seeing the kids at the event.

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

Help R2R with more funding. I would like to see it reach out across the country and effect more lives in such a positive way. R2R might be supporting the children but their reach is to everyone each child interacts with.

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