Girl with spina bifida walking with Trexo Home at Abilities Expo

Special needs funding sources for your Trexo Home

Many families frequently inquire about potential special needs funding sources and mechanisms to assist with funding the Trexo Home. We compiled some resources to help get your started. If there are any funding sources that are not listed, feel free to share them so that we can add them to the list.

Fundraising Assistance with Help Hope Live

If you plan to obtain funding sources by fundraising, Help Hope Live can assist you. This organization supports community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical expenses.

  • Personal guidance on your fundraising
  • An online donation page.
  • Tax deductible for donors
  • Does not impact your eligibility for asset-based assistance programs

Help Hope Live administers funds on your behalf so you do not need to worry about paying bills.

You can find information on how to get started on the Help Hope Live website.

Grant Funding

We have listed the special needs funding sources by alphabetical order of the agency name. Trexo Robotics does not guarantee that these organizations will provide funding for a Trexo Home. We encourage all families interested in the Trexo who require financial assistance to apply.

If you require assistance making a case for your child’s use of the Trexo, please contact us. We are happy to provide you with case studies and general information.

In the meantime, feel free to check out these Trexo Success Stories!

Bright Steps Forward

This non-profit organization is on a mission to ensure that all special needs children have access to top special needs education and therapies.
Conditions: neurological or developmental disorders
Service areas: Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties
Apply on on the Bright Steps Forward website.

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation 

The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation’s (BRPF) goal is to find a cure for paralysis. They fund medical research and provide funding sources to individuals in the form of scholarships and grants.
Conditions: neurological disorders and spinal cord injuries
Service areas: United States
Apply on the Bryon Reisch Paralysis Foundation website.

Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation

This foundation is committed to creating a positive change for those individuals facing the many challenges which accompany spinal cord and/or brain injuries. They provide funding for therapy and equipment that will promote nerve regeneration and muscle mass.
Conditions: spinal cord and/or brain injuries
Service areas: United States
Apply on the Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation website.

Different Needz Foundation

This foundation is a mission to provide grants to individuals for medical equipment and/or services. They support individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and organizations.
Conditions: developmental disorders
Service areas: United States
Apply on the Different Needz Foundation website.

First Hand Foundation

The First Hand Foundation is committed to creating a world where children can thrive and succeed by creating access to care.
Conditions: Children with a specific health care need
Service areas: United States and international providers
Apply on the First Hand Foundation website.

Giving Angels Foundation

The Giving Angels Foundation is on a mission to enhance the daily functioning children with a physical disability. They support lower income families by awarding grants for life-changing equipment, medical supplies, essential family bills, specialized camps, and therapeutic toys.
Conditions: physical disabilities
Service areas: United States
Apply on the Giving Angels Foundation website.

Hudson Family Foundation

The Hudson Family Foundation is committed to identifying areas of need in their communities, including children and families in need of physical, emotional, and/or financial assistance.
Conditions: Life-altering or terminal disease
Services areas: Alabama and Georgia
Learn how to apply on the Hudson Family Foundation website.

IM ABLE Foundation

The purpose of the IM ABLE Foundation is to unleash the potential in physically challenged children and adults to be more active. Grants are awarded to provide adaptive sports gear and group fitness programs.
Conditions: physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral challenges
Service areas: Mid-Atlantic region (states PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, and NY)
Apply on the IM ABLE Foundation website.

Maggie Welby Foundation

Inspired by the life and memory of Maggie Welby, the Maggie Welby Foundation seeks to aid students in order to help fulfill the dreams and hopes that Maggie realized in every person she touched during her life. Grants may extend to children and families in need of help with bills, athletic opportunities, medical needs, or an opportunity that a child would not otherwise have. 
Conditions: families in financial need
Service areas: United States
Apply on the Maggie Welby Foundation website.

Midwest Special Needs Trust

The Midwest Special Needs Trust provides financial assistance grants to individuals with disabilities. Grants may be requested for medical and dental care, rehabilitative services or equipment, educational assistance, specialized transportation and other needs not covered by public benefits or available through other community programs.
Conditions: Social Security verifiable disability
Service areas: Missouri
Apply on the Midwest Special Needs Trust website.

Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation (MDFF)

The MDFF increases the quality of life and independence of people with Muscular Dystrophy. MDFF empowers families, through advocacy, education, and financial resources.
Conditions: Muscular Dystrophy
Service areas: Indiana
Apply on the MDFF website.

NAPA Center Kids Foundation

The NAPA Center Kids Foundation funds one-time grants of up to $2500 to individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic injury or illness. Grants may be requested for equipment, intensive therapy, community programs and more.
Conditions: catastrophic injury or illness
Service areas: United States
Apply on the NAPA Center Kids Foundation website.

Travis Roy Foundation

The Travis Roy Foundations helps individuals who are paralyzed from a spinal cord injury. Their Quality of Life Grant fund adaptive equipment and technology and home modifications for quadriplegics and paraplegics.
Conditions: paralysis from a spinal cord injury
Service areas: United States
Apply on the Travis Roy Foundation website.

Triumph Foundation

The Triumph Foundation’s mission is to help children, adults, and Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder (SCI) to triumph over their disability. They inspire individuals to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day.
Conditions: spinal cord injury
Service areas: United States
Find grant options on the Triumph Foundation website.

UCP Elsie S. Bellows Fund

The UCP Elsie S. Bellows Fund is a national program operated by United Cereal Palsy (UCP) that provides funds to individuals with disabilities for assistive technology equipment.
Conditions: cerebral palsy and disability
Service ares: where a UCP affiliate is available
To apply, find your local UCP Affiliate here.

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF)

The UHCCF is on a mission to improve children’s lives and help families gain access to the care they need through medical grants. They invite you to become a part of UHCCF’s legacy and help them achieve their new goal of awarding 50,000 UHCCF medical grants to children and their families nationwide in 2030!
Conditions: children aged under 16 years old
Service areas: United States
Apply on the UHCCF website.

Variety The Children’s Charity

Variety focuses on multiple unmet needs of children who are sick, disadvantaged or live with disabilities and other special needs. Their aim is to maximize the real, long-term positive social impact for all children. 
Conditions: serious illness, disability or disadvantage
Service areas: where a Variety chapter is available
Find your local chapter and apply on the Variety website.

Wheel to Walk Foundation

The Wheel to Walk Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps children with disabilities, obtain medical & adaptive equipment or therapy services not provided by insurance. They purchase items such as therapy tricycles, adaptive strollers, shower chairs, pumper cars, zip zac chairs, selective communication devices, gait trainers, speech therapy and wheelchairs, to name a few.
Conditions: children with special needs
Service areas: Oregon, Washington, Idaho or California
Request an application on the Wheel to Walk Foundation website.

Insurance

Unfortunately, Trexo Home does not have insurance pre-approval at this time. We are diligently working on collecting data through several clinical research studies. Additionally, we are closely working with our current Trexo Home users to learn of their experience. We hope that as more information becomes available, we’re able to leverage this funding source to get more children walking!

To participate in one of our research studies, please visit our Trexo Locations page.

If you’re interested in discussing the Trexo Home with your insurance provider, we are happy to share with you our Template Letter of Medical Necessity and other docs. Just fill out the contact form below and Allicyn will call you to find out exactly how we can help!