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Good Shepherd Launches Contest To Name Life-Changing Rehabilitation Technology for Kids

trexo plus robotic exoskeleton technology at Good Shepherd Pediatrics

ALLENTOWN, PA — Ever wanted to name a life-changing piece of technology that helps children facing complex medical conditions to walk, sometimes for the first time in their lives?

Now’s your chance.

Starting today, Good Shepherd Pediatrics, a part of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, is offering the public a chance to name three Trexo Plus robotic exoskeleton devices utilized on the organization’s South Allentown campus, 850 S. 5th Street.

The free “Name a Trexo” contest is open to adults and children, and there are no limits on the number of submissions. The deadline to submit names is May 11, 2021. Following a public voting period on finalist names, the winners will be revealed and commemorated at Good Shepherd’s annual Gala in the Garden on June 5, 2021.

“We want children, families and individuals from not just the greater Lehigh Valley, but all over the region and country to be creative and have fun with this contest,” said Amanda Kleckner, PT, DPT, administrative director of Good Shepherd Pediatrics. “You have a chance to create a long-lasting impression the very first time a child climbs into the device you named.”

To submit names, visit https://www.goodshepherdrehab.org/sweet-charity/name-trexo/.

Trexo Plus

What Is Trexo?

Good Shepherd Pediatrics is the only health-care provider on the East Coast to offer all three sizes — small, medium and large — of Trexo Plus, which supports children with cerebral palsy, pediatric stroke, spinal cord injury and lower-extremity weakness.

Through the expert guidance of Good Shepherd Pediatrics’ physical therapists, children walk hands-free in the exoskeleton in a safe, correct and consistent manner. The technology-assisted therapy helps children build strength, achieve more steps and gain independence.

Families have traveled to Allentown from all over the United States to utilize the technology, as well as participate in an ongoing research study.

Trexo Naming Contest Details & Rules

  • To submit a name, visit https://www.goodshepherdrehab.org/sweet-charity/name-trexo/.
  • No trademarked characters or slogans
  • Submission period is April 26, 2021, through May 11, 2021.
  • Multiple submissions are allowed.
  • Submissions will be narrowed to five finalists.
  • The public can then cast their votes for their favorite final names; voting will be open May 12, 2021, through May 21, 2021.
  • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network reserves the right to withhold any submission.

The top three winning submissions will be revealed on June 5, 2021, at Good Shepherd’s annual Gala in the Garden, which benefits the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Emily Howatt Pliskatt Pediatric Unit, 2855 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.

The Pediatric Unit offers pediatric inpatient rehabilitation and specialized programs to children with complex medical conditions such as pediatric stroke, spinal cord injury, premature birth, brain injury, respiratory challenges and traumatic injuries.

Media Contact

Mike Walbert, Marketing & Communications Specialist
[email protected] or 610-776-3329


About Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit rehabilitation leader committed to transforming lives through expertise, innovation and compassion.

Good Shepherd provides an exceptional patient experience for all ages and stages by developing leading-edge solutions, often for complex medical situations; serving as a test site for the newest rehabilitation technologies; and inspiring hope in all we do.

Good Shepherd traces its pioneering spirit for innovation and compassionate care to its founding family, The Rev. John “Papa” Raker and D. Estella “Mama” Raker. In 1908, the Rakers opened the Good Shepherd Home to care for children with disabilities and senior citizens, filling an unmet community need — and setting the stage for Good Shepherd’s continued growth as a rehabilitation groundbreaker.

Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Good Shepherd also partners with Penn Medicine to provide rehabilitation and specialty services in the greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey through Good Shepherd Penn Partners.