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 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.
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.
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.
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.