Rosalie volunteers for many reasons, one of them being to support her brother, Cedric, who is affected with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Rosalie and her brother volunteered to participate in a Robot Study at the University of Alberta in the Assistive Technology Lab. They learned how to control a Lego Mindstorm Robot and then got to play games with it. The findings of this study will be applied to help develop play activities with the robot for children who have severe physical disabilities and who would not be able to manipulate toys otherwise. Through this study, Rosalie was able to practice and develop her social skills and express her opinions and ideas. Her volunteer efforts help contribute to the care, treatment, and well-being of people with disabilities. Giving her time to this study also allowed her to play a role in the advancement of science.

Rosalie