Thomas A. Robilotta
Clinics Can Help, a West Palm Beach-based nonprofit organization bringing medical equipment and supplies to those in need and enhancing quality of life, is proud to announce the addition of Thomas A. Robilotta to its Board of Directors.
Robilotta, a retired, enlisted serviceman of the United States Air Force and also a USAF retired civilian, who served in the Pentagon, has been involved with the organization since soon after his son Leonardo was born.
“Leo had a brain bleed was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, the accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. We were medically evacuated, he had multiple surgeries, including two brain surgeries,” Robilotta said. “He has subsequently been diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia, epilepsy, hypertonia (high muscle tone), and hypotonia (low muscle tone). He cannot walk, crawl, stand, sit, or speak. Clinics Can Help has been a godsend for us. Without their support of medical equipment and supplies that are vital to Leo’s health, we would not be able to see our son thrive.”
While physically challenged, Leonardo possesses a great attitude, and his parents nurture that. Their days as caregivers mostly consist of transporting Leo to therapy sessions, medical appointments, and working with him at home. Seeing fist hand the true benefits of having a place like Clinics Can Help available for their son’s needs is what drove Robilotta to want to get more involved with the organization.
Continued Robilotta, “As caregivers, we experience obstacles - physical, logistical, and financial - on a daily basis. Despite having what most people consider a very good health insurance plan, there are so many expenses that are just overwhelming. Clinics Can Help has helped to alleviate so much of that burden by helping us to get specialized equipment for Leo that helps him, and really us, have a great quality of life. ”
“I chose to serve on the Board of Directors of Clinics Can Help because we have found that fighting through our obstacles have brought us in contact with the most generous people and organizations. That, along with being consistently awed by my son’s indomitable spirit, has been the silver lining in all of this,” he ended.
Robilotta and his family reside in Lake Worth, Fl. In addition to his above mentioned military service, he was part of the United States Foreign Service, serving in Germany and Russia, as a Satellite and Communications Engineer. Later, he served as the Chief of the Communications Center in American Embassies in Israel and Mexico, respectively.
To learn more about Thomas Robilotta’s appointment to the Clinics Can Help board of directors, or to learn more about the organization and the ways you can support their efforts, please visit www.clinicscanhelp.org or call (561) 640-2995.
About Clinics Can Help:
Clinics Can Help is the only organization of its kind in Florida and one of only a few in the US that provides assistance through the donation of durable medical equipment. The organization’s new facility, located at 2560 Westgate Avenue in West Palm Beach, FL., is a critical part of CCH helping families through the simple process of organized recycling.
Since the nonprofit organization’s creation, they have served over 8,000 children and adults with the provision of more than $4 million worth of recycled medical equipment and supplies. In 2016 with a staff of six and a budget of less than $450,000 a year they assisted over 2,240 people with over $821,000 worth of medical equipment.
For more information about Clinics Can Help or this groundbreaking event please visit www.clinicscanhelp.org or call 561-640-2995.