Despite conditions that prohibit Ari from being able to physically attend Wells Elementary School, he is still able to ‘roll’ the hallways and interact remotely in the classroom everyday through the use of his new robot.
Ari is one of the latest recipients of interactive robot technology provided by Grahamtastic Connection, with the help of a donation from Caron Engineering, Inc.
Located in Springvale, ME, Grahamtastic Connection is a nonprofit organization that provides free laptops, tablets, robots and internet access to seriously ill children for educational purposes. Caron Engineering was happy to donate a new robot to this remarkable organization so Ari’s education would not have to suffer while he’s unable to be in the classroom.
Inspired by his love for video games, Ari chose to name his new robot ‘MaineGamer1’. It only took Ari a few minutes to master the controls before he was maneuvering ‘MaineGamer1’ through the hallways and visiting with his classmates in the lunchroom.
Thanks to Grahamtastic Connection founder, Leslie Morissette and numerous volunteers, many children like Ari are able to continue their education, despite conditions that keep them from attending school.
Grahamtastic Connection has provided support and assistance to countless families since 1998. Caron Engineering, Inc. owners Rob Caron and Carolyn Caron-Stratos have been long-time sponsors of this organization.
Morissette states; “We are beyond thrilled to have such a dedicated supporter like Caron Engineering Inc. Their generosity over the years has made an enormous impact in so many children’s lives. The gift of this Double Robotics Robot not only transports Ari right into his classroom while he is unable to attend in person, but is also saving Wells Elementary School thousands of dollars they otherwise would have had to spend on tutoring.”