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Meet the Kids: Dylan

Dylan

At the age of four, Dylan is such a fun and happy little fellow, but he is having such a difficult time communicating his wants and needs. Can you imagine how frustrating that must be? Recently his speech therapists introduced Dylan to a tablet and communication apps and a whole new world opened up to him. Having a tablet at home would be ideal, but insurance doesn’t cover it and the expense is just too much at this time. Caring Variety donors wanted Dylan to have a “voice” not just at school, but at home too – and Dylan is getting his tablet. Join us in helping other kids like Dylan, donate today at varietykc.org

Meet the Kids: Terry

Terry

Terry’s teachers say that he has an absolutely infectious personality and loves to learn. Being non-verbal stands in his way because of the frustration it causes, but with today’s technology and apps, we have a way to give Terry a “voice.”  Communication is such an important part of inclusion and generous Variety partners understand that. Through his new technology, Terry will be able to engage more with peers and gain an increased sense of independence. That’s what Variety KC donors wanted for Terry. Help us to help other kids to find a “voice” – visit varietykc.org to donate today!

Meet the Kids: George

George

George is wheelchair-bound and relies on a g-tube for his nutrition. He is unable to sit up on his own, walk or talk. Still, his biggest challenge is just having equipment and opportunities for inclusion. As his mother says, the adaptive special needs equipment is not only expensive – it isn’t covered by insurance. However, something as “typical” as floor-sitter equipment would allow George to be included in so many more family activities. It’s a gift of inclusion and of dignity – and that’s exactly what Variety partners gave George. There are so many kids, right here in our community, that need basic equipment in order to participate in typical daily events. Can you help to make that happen for other kids like George? Email us at varietykc@gmail.com

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