Our Involvement in the Community
At Reiter & Walsh, P.C., charitable participation in the community is a core pillar of our practice. Since the firm’s inception in 1997, our entire staff has contributed countless hours and thousands of dollars to building, supporting and interacting with the Metro Detroit community.
While our donations and contributions are far-reaching, the focus of our charitable involvement corresponds with our niche legal focus—birth injury and special needs advocacy. Throughout this page, we’ll cover some of our ongoing efforts to better support the community around us. Through the programs, events and initiatives featured below, our Detroit, Michigan birth injury law firm hopes to help children with birth injuries live lives of rehabilitation, equal opportunity and fulfillment.
The Miracle League Summer Baseball Program
For every holiday card Reiter & Walsh, PC sends out at the end of the year, we donate to the Miracle League’s summer baseball program. Additionally, our team takes part in Miracle League games as “Player Buddies,” assisting and working one-on-one with children participating in the program. The Miracle League is a program that provides behaviorally, cognitively and physically disabled children with the opportunity to play baseball in an organized league. Participants play and practice at a specially designed Miracle League field in Southfield, Michigan. In order to prevent injury and accommodate wheelchair and walking device access, the field’s turf is made from a cushioned synthetic material. Read more about our involvement with The Miracle League here and here.
Hope for HIE
Hope for HIE is a non-profit organization devoted to providing resources, education, information and support to children with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and their families. Since the Reiter & Walsh, P.C. legal team exclusively handles hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and birth injury cases, support for organizations dedicated to HIE is a cause close to our firm’s heart. Through our donations to Hope for HIE, our Michigan HIE attorneys and staff hope to promote awareness of HIE and support for children and families affected by the injury.
University of Michigan: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
The University of Michigan’s Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Research and Education comprises neonatologists who care for injured and sick newborn infants, educate future pediatric and neonatology medical professionals, and conduct cutting-edge research in the field of neonatal-perinatal medicine. Through our earmarked donations to Michigan Medicine’s Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, we specifically support the continuation of research into the prevention, treatment, and mechanisms of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and newborn brain injury.
C.S. Mott and the Charles Woodsen Research Fund
Jesse Reiter is a financial supporter of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the Charles Woodsen Research Fund. Through his donations to these organizations, he contributes to the treatment and cure of diseases and conditions that impact the lives of children. Read more about Reiter & Walsh, P.C.’s involvement with C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the Charles Woodsen Research Fund here.
“Caring for Life” Annual Birth Injury Scholarship
Every year, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. supports the community by offering an exciting opportunity to those who were affected by birth injuries. Reiter & Walsh, P.C. gives an annual $1,500 scholarship to birth injury victims who need financial assistance for university or law school. Anyone who was affected by a birth injury may apply. Read more about the scholarship here.
Special Olympics Michigan
Jesse Reiter is a Special Olympics Partner for the Special Olympics Michigan. His donations to and involvement with Special Olympics Michigan support the training and competition of special needs athletes around Michigan. Additionally, Partner Euel Kinsey participated in a barbershop quartet performance at a 2016 Special Olympics of Michigan fundraiser in Port Huron, Michigan. To learn more about Special Olympics Michigan and their programs, please visit their webpage here.
Noah’s Ark & The Sterling Civic Theatre
Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers is an annual sponsor of the Sterling Civic Theatre’s Noah’s Ark program, a theater program that helps adults and children with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments have a chance to perform on stage. The program promotes inclusive theater, providing participants with opportunities to act, dance, sing, usher, design sets and handle lighting, regardless of their needs. To learn more about our involvement in the program, visit this link. To visit the program’s site, visit this page.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Rebecca Walsh, partner and birth injury attorney at Reiter & Walsh, served on the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Board of Directors from 2009-2015. Founded in 1974, the Ronald McDonald House Charities are committed to uniting families as their children undergo treatment for various medical conditions. With a network of 347 local chapters, RMHC addresses the financial needs of families with sick children by supporting families living in new cities, providing housing close to hospitals and coordinating basic medical care for vulnerable families. Beyond operating their facilities, RMHC provides grants to non-profit organizations that cater to children’s needs, awards scholarships, and organizes country-specific programs.
Team for Kids – New York Road Runners
Team for Kids is a charity that raises funds to combat childhood obesity and empower youth development by way of running, health initiatives and character-building programs across the county. Reiter & Wash, P.C.’s Lisa Springmeyer raised over $3,000 for Team for Kids during her time training for the New York City Marathon in 2016.
Detroit Marathon for Make-a-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation makes wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. Reiter & Walsh, P.C. associated birth injury attorney Emily Thomas wanted to make sure that even more dreams come true with her contribution to the cause. Read more about her run in the Detroit Marathon here.
Operation Good Cheer
Operation Good Cheers, a volunteer effort sponsored by Child and Family Services of Michigan, delivers holiday gifts to foster children and individuals with disabilities throughout the state of Michigan. Attorney Euel Kinsey, an accomplished pilot, has been flying presents to foster kids with the program since the early 1990s!
Reiter & Walsh, P.C. ABC 4 Kidz Charity
Children with special needs often need help affording medical devices and equipment. Through this charity, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. helps children gain access to the resources they need. Through ABC 4 Kidz, children can go to a camp specifically tailored for children with disabilities. Children who attend are able to spend time with their peers while receiving the care they deserve. Read more about ABC 4 Kidz here.