Meet the Kids: Megan

Meet the Kids: Megan

The Challenge: Visual Impairment

Little Megan is a go-getter, the problem is – Megan has a visual impairment that doesn’t allow her to see beyond three feet. This can result in a number of safety issues and potential for harm. Variety KC was able to fix Megan up a crocodile walker with pelvic pad and straps. This will keep her protected and stabilized as she goes out to conquer the world. When kiddos have challenges we help them find solutions! Contact Variety KC to help today. Email varietykc@gmail.com or visit www.varietykc.org.

Meet the Kids: Dominique

Meet the Kids: Dominique

Autism & The Positive Impact of Technology

Just look at this photo of Dominique on his first day of school!  He is a young guy full of promise and yet struggles with some of the challenges of being on the autism spectrum. His teachers noticed a behavioral change and sense of excitement when Dominique was exposed to technology. He is successfully using an iPad at school and really opening up and moving forward in his learning. Having an iPad at home would help Dominique to engage and communicate more at home with his family, it would also provide a way for him to engage with friends. There are so many ways we can facilitate inclusion and communication is such an important one. Help Variety KC to help other kids like Dominique – DONATE today.

Meet the Kids: Landon

Meet the Kids: Landon

The Impact of an Adaptive Bike

Landon has Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy, he also has a tremendous amount of spirit and energy! He primarily uses a wheelchair and sometimes a walker for mobility, but an adaptive bike would give him so much more than that – it would give him independence and opportunities for inclusion. This year Variety KC held a bike drive radiothon with KC102.1 and funded bikes for so many excited Variety Kids. Then Danny O’Neill from The Roasterie took a fundraising ride to Alaska and funded even more! Let’s make sure every child gets a chance to Be Active, Be Social, and Belong – on a bike! DONATE today.

Meet the Kids: Zoe Ann

Meet the Kids: Zoe Ann

Some folks were surprised when they heard Zoe wants to ride a bike, after all, Zoe’s spinal bifida prevents her from using her legs. Fortunately there are hand pedaled adaptive bikes for young ladies like Zoe and that’s exactly what Variety KC’s generous donors got for her! Now Zoe doesn’t have to look out her window at all the kids in her complex playing outside – she is out there with them! This has been an amazing year for our adaptive bike drive, with so many Variety Kids now outdoors and riding with their family and friends. Doesn’t every child deserve something as simple as the joy of riding a bike?  Help us make that happen, DONATE today.