A Home For Pediatric Stroke Patients & NICU Families

Our Mission

The Robert Michael Wood Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life of children affected by pediatric stroke and help the families of those in the NICU.

Our Story

Read Robbie’s heartfelt story and learn more about the foundation’s caring mission.

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Get Involved

Offer sponsorship support for children and families on their stroke journey.

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Events

Join our tight-knit community and make your difference at one of our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

How It Started

Robbie’s Story
Sparks a Movement

Discover how a supportive community rallied around an infant’s early struggles with pediatric stroke, driving the formation of the Robert Michael Wood Foundation.
Pediatric Stroke Warrior Robbie celebrating his birthday.

Who We've Helped

Their Hope,
Our Calling

Listen to the heartfelt narratives of our community and those who have generously supported the Robert Michael Wood Foundation.

Make an Impact

Your Gift Brings
Hope & Healing

Your support is a saving grace for a baby, child, or family affected by pediatric stroke.

The Robert Wood Foundation has been monumental in changing the lives of so many children. The families and children who receive funding for their Walk Aide device from The Robert Wood Foundation benefit from this gift thought their life. This is not a temporary improvement; it strengthens the muscles and nerves effected from injury and will effectively help these children meet their rehabilitation goals now and forever. The Walk Aide device replaces a traditionally worn AFO brace that does not have the same life changing benefits. The Walk Aide is a functional electrical stimulator; it uses an inclinometer to read angles in space, it turns on and off as programed. This device strengthens the damaged pathways and allows for normal movement without restrictions. The Walk Aide is not covered by insurance and is difficult for so many families to purchase. Without the donations and provided funding from the Robert Wood Foundation this incredible opportunity to improve would not be possible. We at Hanger Clinic, and all the families who receive this tremendous gift to last a lifetime want to thank the board and all the donors for making all of this possible.
Gwen Ansier, CO | Pediatric Specialist
Hanger Clinic
It was a pleasure accepting bags dedicated to the NICU from the Robert Michael Wood Foundation. Your commitment to our NICU will leave a lasting impact, and we are thankful for the generous contribution. The gift bags you provided will undoubtedly make a significant difference in ensuring that our patients and their families have the best patient experience during their stay at RUSH.

Ericka Knapp | Development Associate, Individual Giving
Rush Hospital

We are incredibly grateful to be included as one of the three local organizations the Robert Michael Wood Foundation is supporting this year. Our financial assistance fund is entirely donor-driven and the sole reason that we’re able to accept such a range of insurance plans and support families on medicaid. Having these funds available to respond to requests is wonderful.

Kelly Moreland | Vice President of Development
EasterSeals Dupage & Fox Valley