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Meet the Kids: Brady

Brady DeanNine-year-old Brady has Noonans Syndrome. You may not have heard of this, but it is an intellectual disability which affects his ability to communicate and answer questions appropriately.

 

The only thing standing between Brady connecting with his family is an iPad.  Through an iPad, he could share what is happening in his life and what he needs or wants. Please help give Brady a voice – contact varietykc@gmail.com

Meet the Kids: Cierra

image6Cierra is a joyful young woman with a smile that lights up a room!  With Spastic Quadriplegia and Scoliosis with rods, she needs help with all aspects of her daily living and activities.

Her mom, Cynthia, makes so many things possible for Cierra, but Cynthia has recently injured her back and can no longer lift Cierra. That’s why Variety wants to step in and lift the whole family!   A ceiling lift would allow Cynthia and the family to easily and safely move Cierra.  Be a part of this uplifting solution, just contact varietykc@gmail.com

Meet the Kids: Sophia

SophiaSophia is five years old and full of energy. She has Autism, global developmental delay, impulse control disorder. In addition, she is non-verbal and has severe elopement issues.  This means that Sophia has no understanding of danger or boundaries.  She runs off in stores, parking lots and from the family’s yard. One scary day she left her classroom to climb a fire escape, planning to “fly!”  A stander is a piece of equipment that would help Sophia in so many ways. It would allow her to be more social and spend time outside of her home. Most of all, it would ease her family’s minds just knowing that Sophia is safe.  How can you put a price on safety?   Variety can!   For just $2,000, Sophia can have the stander she so desperately needs.  Can you help?   Contact varietykc@gmail.com

Meet the Kids: Charles

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When 15 year old Charlie was just three months old, he was shaken severely enough to cause brain injury.  There was a time in the past that he could help his family transfer him into bed etc., but no longer has that ability.
 
He is about to have surgery for rods in his back and needs a ceiling lift for his post op care.  Life has not always been fair or kind to Charlie – but Variety supporters can help change that. Help Variety get Charlie and his family the equipment he needs for a safer, easier life. www.varietykc.org

Meet the Kids: Aeris

20150902_08.13.32Three-year-old Aeris is AMAZING, according to the aunt raising Aeris.  Born with Down Syndrome, Aeris also suffered from malnutrition and neglect at the hands of her mother.

In her new home, she is now getting healthy.  Thanks to a generous friend, she was even making strides in picture recognition and signing using a hand-me-down iPad.  Until it was stolen.

Her aunt, a single mother of three, can’t replace this important communication device, but through generous donors like you – Variety can!  To help, visit www.varietykc.org or email varietykc@gmail.com

Meet the Kids: Anabelle

image (3)Two-year-old Annabelle is as sweet as her name. With Down Syndrome and Developmental Delays, including speech production.

She understands a great deal, but needs and iPad to help her communicate with her family and health care providers.

Who can say “no” to this sweet little face?  Help Annabelle find her voice –varietykc@gmail.com

P.O. Box 3446 | Shawnee, KS 66203 | (913) 558-2309 | varietykc@gmail.com