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 or email

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