Walk On Foundation Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   105 reviews

Address:

854 Phillips Road Milton PA 17847 USA

Mission:

. Walk On Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We will serve to align resources of individuals and corporations to impact the lives of those in our communities by providing assistance with medical equipment, safety devices and financial assistance related to medical hospitalization. Walk On Foundation aims to achieve this mission by: * Awarding grants to individuals and families whose needs meet our mission. * Educating individuals, communities and businesses of our purpose and the need for our services. * Establishing community projects. * Using the power of social networking in order to provide a better life for those dealing with medical crisis, safety hazards, and hospitalizations. * Working along side other non-profit organizations to assist in tasks that are consistent with our mission.

Results:

This year we spent a lot of assisting a local family with over $30,000 in medical expenses, over $6000 for an allergen peanut dog, and over $38000 in mobility devices to Haiti, to name just a few.

Target demographics:

person and or persons with medical issues that would otherwise not be assisted.

Geographic areas served:

Walk On Foundation focuses locally first, but does provide services all over the United States and even some other countries.

Programs:

These are all examples, but your donor dollars are stretched to the max and we have a complete file that shows where donor were given and what they were used for.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son Joey is a bright, happy 3 yr old little boy with a fondness for Thomas the Train, Matchbox Cars, and VeggieTales. He was also born into this world with Complex I Mitochondrial disorder, a fairly rare disease where the cells in his body cannot function properly. This disease causes Joey to suffer from extreme fatigue, overall muscle weakness, swallowing and chewing difficulties, and chroic dehydration. It also attacks his 'autonomic' nervous system--the part of our bodies that automatically regulates things without any input on our part. In particular, he has no ability to regulate his own body heat (it's like not having a thermostat). In the winter, his muscles "seize up" and cause him pain if he gets too cold. And in the summer, even in mildly warm weather, his body will just continue to overheat and he is at constant risk of heat stroke. The winter months were fairly easy to navigate--warm thick clothes for outdoor play, turn the heater up and pile on blankets if things get to0 cold inside. But the warmer months offered weeks where Joey would need to be in our home, with the air-conditioning blasting 24/7, unable to go outside or even ride in the car or do errands, as the sun beating down or high humidity would cause him to overheat, even in an air-conditioned car.

Our son's Geneticist recommended a cooling vest for Joey--a life-saving device that, once activated, would constantly keep Joey cool in the summer, enough where he would be able to enjoy the outdoors and be like a "normal kid" for awhile. She even recommended a "cooling blanket," which acts in much of the same way, that can be draped over Joey in car rides and at night, to further help keep him cool. The particular brand and model she recommended were out of our budget, however, and the insurance did not classify them as a form of Medical Equipment that they would reimburse.

A simple Google Search brought up the "Walk on Foundation," and after a quick emaii to their staff, inquiring if our particular need was something they would consider, I received a prompt response to fill out an application, and attach some form of documentation that verifies the disease he had, and they would address it in their next meeting. Within 48 hours I had received an answer that they would be able to help my son with this life-changing equipment. Even when the particular type of vest I asked for was out of stock, and we had to "upgrade" to another style that cost more money, the organization was quick to ask ME if it was ok if they changed the order, before even going about handling the 'red tape' on their end.

My son lives in a world where the odds are stacked against him everyday. It is such a blessing to know that there are organizations out there like the Walk On Foundation that are willing to make his days just alittle bit easier. I am so excited for the vest to arrive--to take my son out to his little swingset, to chase a ball around the yard, to go for walks again in his little red wagon. This organization has changed my sons life, and I will never, ever forget what they have done for me, and for my little Joey.

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

Nadda, nothing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Walk on Foundation is an amazing nonprofit organization! I would recommend this organization to other people in need of medical items. Thank you Josh Richard, the committee, and all the people that donated to help my daughter Abigail have the gift of a voice(Ipad2 w/App). We are so greatful for this. We will never forget that you all had a big part in helping my baby girl speak and making easier for us to know what she needs. --- Rebecca L. Yost

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Walk On Foundation is helping me out greatly. I've been ill since 2/2012 following a bowel obstruction. The drs. Both local and big teaching hospital in the state have been unable to figure out the problem. They are recommending I be seen at Mayo Clinic in Rochchester, Mn. As they specialize in rare and unusual things. Since I don't receive much money in in a month's time I was looking for some help for hotel rooms. The walk on Foundation has been gracious enough to help me out with my room situation for a few nights. I am beyond greatful.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I can not say enough about Walk On, the people I spoke with were professional and caring. From the moment I told them we needed a wheelchair for my son, they were on it. In just a few short weeks we had the wheelchair we so desperately needed. Now we can get out on walks as a family, go to the store, football games, anything we want, all because of Walk On.Thank you so much for being here for our family!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

im a parapalegic with epilepsy, so many times i have fallen out the bed at night dureing a seizure, so many times i had to have strange men(paramedics and firemen) come in and get me off the floor when my service dog hits the alarm like she is trained , it humilaiting ! not just from being on the floor but the evacuation that happens dureing a seizure and these men lifting me ! i dont know what worse the seizure or the humiation that follwed, medicaid would purchase me a hospital bed with rails but not just teh rails itself, it would be so very hard to transferr into one of them! i wanted to stay in my own bed, When i got the email from walk on foundation saying they are gonna provide me with rails i cried like a baby, this is truely an awsome foundation! god bless them, when my rails arrive im gonna kiss them! lol! i can now keep my dignity and be safe at night and wake up on my own bed thank you so very very much walk on foundation and joshua for helping me with my very much needed bedrails god bless you all!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the caretaker of my disabled mother who has a lot of medical problems including osteoporosis and fibromyalgia making it very difficult for her to get around. I have tried, to no advial, to obtain a power chair for her to improve her quality of life and to increase her mobility. With in a month of contacting the walk on foundation my mother was approved and given a power chair. For the first time in many years she was able to Independably take herself from my home to her's which is across town. It was amazing to see. Thank you SO much for your kindness and generosity!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter was 13 months old when Walk On came to our rescue. My daughter required a special high calorie milk that we could not find ANYWHERE nor afford more than a case or 2 of it. Walk On provided enough for 4 months and it helped my daughter grow and thrive while on it. Without Walk On i'm not sure what we could have done.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a single mother of 2 children I was devastated when I was denied prescription coverage for medicine I need on a daily basis. Thank God that the Walk On Foundation was able to help me get my medicine and get me on the road to feeling "normal". I can't thank this organization enough for what it did for me.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

our multiply handicapped son was in dire need of an enclosed bed to keep him safe at night. The bed that he had was one purchased for him when he was 3 years old, and he had severely outgrown this bed...at the time of need, he was 16 years old and 5' 11. At the time, there was a waiver freeze in our state, so we were looking at at least a 3 yr wait for a new bed...and he could not wait that long. Thank GOD for Walk On Foundation, they not only found a suitable bed for Evan, but were able to arrange for it to be shipped here. Were it not for them, Evan would still be sleeping bow legged or bent in his tiny bed....THANKS to Walk On, our son now can stretch out and sleep comfortably in a beautiful fully enclosed bed . We cannot ever thank them enough for this amazing blessing. When you cannot find a way to get what you need, Walk on and it's amazing "director" Joshua Richard can find a way to make your dream a reality....God Bless you Walk On...we will never forget your blessing to our hom!!!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a survivor of peritoneal cancer and stem cell transplant recipient, I have to travel to Houston, TX frequently for check ups with my doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Joshua Richard mentioned Walk on Foundation to my husband one evening in a sports chat conversation. We had just discovered that day that the assistance with airfare that we had been expecting had fallen through and God opened another door of opportunity in the most unsuspected place. Joshua and Walk on Foundation granted our wish for assistance for roundtrip airfare for my husband and I so that I could continue under the fine care of my doctors at MD Anderson. Thank you Joshua and Walk on Foundation!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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