WeGo Foundation Teams Up With Museum of Discovery and Science to Give Hospitalized Kids Virtual Museum Tours

The program works with hospitals nationwide and tours are scheduled through the WeGo Foundation platform.

The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Fort Lauderdale has joined with the WeGo Foundation, an organization established in 2017 to help reduce the loneliness of hospitalized children nationwide by enabling them to visit and explore museums and aquariums from their hospital rooms using telepresence robotics. Through a fully controllable robot called R2 MODS, children can now explore MODS and interact with other guests and educators in a kid-friendly manner, all from the comfort of their hospital room.

“Play is universal—regardless of health or location—and accessibility is a key part of the Museum’s values,” Joseph P. Cox says, president and CEO of MODS. “The WeGo Foundation understands this and allows children to restore some autonomy, childhood wonder, and a sense of discovery. We’re thrilled to be able to explore with children from their hospital rooms virtually.”

MODS offers a unique opportunity for children to maneuver a robot through the museum remotely. It allows them to display their face and voice in real-time interactions with museum educators, other kids and guests. Thanks to MODS’ on-site technology, trained staff, and expertly-developed tours and experiences, kids and families can partake in this exciting partnership for free.

“Through WeGo, kids are able to alleviate the anxiety and isolation associated with pediatric inpatient hospitalizations and regain a sense of autonomy and normalcy as they maneuver the robots around attractions,” Galen Shi says, WeGo Managing Director and Founder. “It is a transformative experience for the kids and their families. During the tour, they are no longer the center of attention because they are sick. Instead, they are the center of attention because they are at MODS discovering science via a robot.”

The program works with hospitals nationwide, including Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Tours are available with partner institutions, such as MODS, the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Field Museum in Chicago. The tours are scheduled through the WeGo Foundation platform.

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.