The Challenge: Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Delays
Bruce has cerebral palsy and developmental delays. Everyday tasks that we take for granted, like getting dressed or bathing, have been a terrific challenge for him. Still, he tackles every task with a smile on his face and loves being with his family and friends. An adaptive bike would make those family times even more frequent and more special, allowing Bruce to be more social, gain independence, and built strength. Bruce received his bike because of generous donors who understand how important a bike is for inclusion and physical opportunities. Can you help other kids like Bruce? DONATE today.
Strengthening – The Importance of an Adaptive Bike
The therapists at Ability KC wrote to Variety KC to tell us about a young woman named Pholet. For distances further than 400 feet, Pholet uses a wheelchair. She recently went through surgery and is in physical therapy for strengthening. An adaptive bike would do so much to improve her sitting balance, endurance, and core strength. That’s what Variety KC Donors wanted for Pholet too! So, at the recent radiothon for bikes, enough money was raised to buy so many deserving kids an adaptive bike….including Pholet. Help all kids to Be Active, Be Social and Belong – www.varietykc.org.
The Challenge: Early stroke and body weakness
Natalya survived a stroke at the age of two weeks and now she has weakness on the right side of her body. She’s a bright and social little girl who just wants to keep up with her peers! Natalya received her bike because of generous Variety KC donors who understand how important a bike is for inclusion and in Natalya’s case, for physical strengthening too. Can you help other kids like Natalya? DONATE today.
The Hardships of Living with Physical Limitations
Gabe has so many physical limitations, but is smart as a whip and very socially and mentally aware. His physical limitations restrict activities and he spends too much of his time as an observer. An adaptive bike would allow him to ride along during family walks and would greatly broaden his horizons. That’s what Variety KC Donors wanted for Gabe too! So, at the recent radiothon for bikes, enough money was raised to buy so many deserving kids an adaptive bike….including Gabe. Help all kids to Be Active, Be Social and Belong – DONATE today.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Little Rebecca is a 3-year old from a nearby Amish community. She faces a number of physical conditions and challenges, but a neighbor had heard about Variety KC and reached out for Rebecca and her family. Being an inclusive organization, Variety KC embraces all cultures and fulfilled the request for a wheelchair for Rebecca, providing one in black as requested. If you know someone who needs help with mobility or inclusion equipment, visit varietykc.org. Help us to make sure all kids can Be Active, Be Social and Belong!