Project Min

$1,515 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 23 months
Our Inspiration
These kids!  Fearless, tough, driven and inspirational.  With each student I meet, I tell them to always remember to never stop planning for their future. Learning through virtual reality programs allows them to do just that.

Our Story
In 2015, I began providing online and virtual reality education programs for children in New Jersey hospitalized due to cancer treatment. The virtual reality component of this project allows children to partake in virtual field trips as well as participate in interactive lessons from multiple disciplines. Virtual Reality goggles such as Google Cardboard and Samsung VR allows children to leave their hospital setting and travel both nationally and internationally to various tourist sites, as well as under the sea and to the moon.

Today you can find Project Min at:
Hackensack University Medical Center
Monmouth Medical Center (Summer 2017)

Why We Need You:
The National Cancer Institute estimates that 15,780 children (aged 0-19) are diagnosed with cancer each year. About 1 in 285 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer prior to their 20th birthday. Many of these children spend countless hours in admitted to the hospital or visiting for treatment.

Who Benefits
We’d love to say all donations are created equal but the reality is every dollar drives a different goal, a different benefit and a different opportunity.  Your dollar can truly make a world of difference by transporting a child to another world.  Allowing them to have the things that cancer tries to steal: normalcy, freedom and magic.

In-Patient and Out-Patient Adventures
Google Expeditions is a program that is done with just one child at a time or a group of children. Children participating in this adventure are each provided with a virtual reality headset. All headsets need a smartphone attached in order for them to work. Using a tablet, the leader of the activity will introduce children to different worlds and scenes. Many of these adventures provide educational lessons and can be tailored to a child’s specific curriculum.
Samsung VR is an individual experience. It requires a VR headset as well as a Samsung phone. Children are able to solve mysteries, learn foreign languages, swim with sharks, and travel to distant lands. This adventure allows children to make choices and choose the direction they want to travel.
So who benefits?  Everyone.

The Impact You Make
The goal is to make Project Min the standard; not the exception.

Reality in Action: Patient Adventures
VR Headset: Google Expedition or Samsung VR
Tablet: Acer Iconia One
Smartphone: Google expeditions works with any smartphone or Samsung (Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge)
Samsung VR Apps

Up Cycling
It’s not just for Chip and Joanna!!  Do you have an old working smartphone or tablet?  Donating to this program is easy and we are always looking for:

Tablet: Acer Iconia One, iPads, etc. 
Smartphone: Google expeditions works with any smartphone or Samsung (Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge)
Not sure if your’s will work? Leave a message in the comment section below.

Endless Adventures
Google Expeditions offers over 200 virtual field trips. Highlights include:
The moon
San Diego zoo
China
Australia
Rome
The White House
Deep Sea Fishing
Battlefields
Egyptian Pyramids

Donation In-Action
In order to see the progress of Project Min and the lives impacted by your donation, follow Project Min on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/projectmin
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$1,515 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 23 months
Created April 6, 2017
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Lara Russo
21 months ago

Love what you are doing, Nicole! Thank you for being so giving.

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Cindy Carey
21 months ago

So proud of you Nicole!

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