Paralysis Can’t Slow Him Down
Isaac was born with a rare condition causing paralysis in his lower extremities, but that doesn’t stop Issac! He’s an active little guy and just loves sports! With the right kind of wheelchair, Isaac would be able to participate in a variety of wheelchair sports. Instead of sitting on the bench, he’ll be out competing – just like his brother and friends. Variety’s generous donors heard about Isaac and made sure he received the wheelchair he needed. Making sure all kids get a chance to Be Active, Be Social and Belong – find out how you can help HERE.
The Value of Communication
Nick is just four years old, but he certainly knows what he wants! The only problem is, he has trouble communicating it. His receptive language skills are within normal limits, but to communicate he relies on gestures or by taking your hand and leading you to what he wants. Today’s technology, tablets and apps, can give Nick the voice he desperately wants and needs – but insurance doesn’t cover that. However, generous Variety partners did! They have given Nick a “voice” and through that, a chance to engage with family, teachers and friends. Won’t you help other kids like Nick? Donate today.
The Value of Mobility
Kaytlynn is an active little girl that covers a lot of ground; that’s quite an accomplishment given her very restricted visual fields.
Traditional bicycles are too dangerous for her and the risk of falling is too great. However, a recumbent bike would allow her to safely ride bikes with her friends, but keep her safe by keeping her low to the ground. During the recent radiothon for adaptive bicycles, generous Variety donors were able to provide a recumbent bike for Kaytlynn and she is back outside with her friends – exactly where she wants to be. Don’t all kids deserve to ride a bike? Donate today.
Aamir’s Challenges with Cognitive Impairment and Mobility Issues
Amir has a rare chromosome deletion that causes cognitive impairment and mobility issues. He meets his challenges with a positive attitude and likes nothing more than to be engaged with his siblings and friends, especially outdoors. An adaptive bike would provide tremendous physical activity to help Amir strengthen his muscles, but the cost is not covered by insurance and it is too expensive for a young family.
During the recent radiothon for adaptive bicycles, caring Variety donors heard about Amir and his wish to ride bikes with his siblings and peers….and they made it happen! Happy Trails Amir! Help Variety help all kids to Be Active, Be Social and Belong – DONATE today.
The Challenge – Immobility
Kaden is a bright little boy whose disability makes it impossible for his body to move at will, but it does not affect his brain. Adaptive bikes come in so many forms, for so many different disabilities. An assisted bike, with either a co-rider or someone pushing from behind, are ideal for so many kids like Kaden. Having a Freedom Concepts Tricycle would bring him one step closer to where he wants to be….outside playing and interacting with other kids. During our recent radiothon for adaptive bikes, generous Variety partners pulled together to get Kaden his bike – a childhood pastime that every child should get to experience. Don’t all kids deserve to ride a bike? Donate today at varietykc.org.