Meet the Kids: Kelvon

Meet the Kids: Kelvon

Van Lift will Change this Teenager’s Life

Kelvon is a seventeen-year-old with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, and static encephalopathy. He is totally home bound and relies on others for all his care. His family has done an incredible job fundraising for a used mobility van – they held bake sales and concerts, anything to raise some money. And they did it! They finally have enough for the van, but they need a lift into the van. Once they have the lift, Kelvon and his mother, will be able to go to church and visit their family and friends. Generous Variety partners made sure Kelvon has his lift and wish him well on his upcoming journeys. Every kid deserves to Be Active, Be Social, and Belong – help others like Kelvon by donating today!

Meet the Kids: Leyla

Meet the Kids: Leyla

Williams Syndrome and the Need for Exercise

Leyla has Williams Syndrome resulting in low muscle tone and limitations in both strength and posture. Her family is determined to provide opportunities for inclusion for Leyla and supports her development in every way they can. Leyla loves to play with her sister and at school she loves riding their adaptive bike. Having an adaptive hand-foot tricycle of her own would allow her to do what she loves most, riding bikes, with her sister and friends at home. It would also provide strengthening exercise and help improve balance. Think back to your own childhood. A bike meant freedom, independence, and a chance to hang out with friends. It is the type of mobility that Variety KC strives to provide for every child. Find out how you can help, visit our donation page.

Meet the Kids: Adin

Meet the Kids: Adin

Living with Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele

Adin has Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele, paralyzing him below the knees. He is eleven years old and has three older siblings, all very active. Using a hand operated recumbent bike, Adin could get out and ride bikes with his siblings and neighbors. He could get out in his community and benefit from the social interaction. Best of all, he would  get that much needed exercise that can help prevent atrophy and strengthen his muscles. His parents have tried hard to save for this bike, but on a public servant’s salary – it’s difficult to do with three other teenagers in the family. Variety KC thanks Adin’s dad for his service and is honored to step in and help Adin out. After all, doesn’t every kid deserve the chance to ride a bike? Together we can make that happen! Donate today

 

Meet the Kids: Kayeden

Meet the Kids: Kayeden

Toddler takes on the world with the help of an Amtryke

Kayeden is a toddler with a competitive streak!
After watching his younger sister start walking, he is anxious to get up and moving too! He has been using an Amtryke bike at the Lee Ann Britain Center and he loves it! Having one at home would allow his to gain much needed strength and allow him to be mobile like his sister! Variety KC donors believe every child should have a chance to ride a bike – and now Kayeden will be riding one of his own! Help us to help kids with special needs right here at home, visit varietykc.org/donate and donate today!

Meet the Kids: Izack

Meet the Kids: Izack

Adaptive Bike – Vehicle to Inclusion and Mobility

Izack is such a happy little guy, just look at his picture! He’s the youngest of three boys and until recently he has been content to watch his brothers ride their bikes. Recently Izack had a chance to ride an adaptive bike during his physical therapy sessions and now you can guess what Izack wants, and needs! An adaptive bike will help him to gain strength, gain independence, and offer opportunities to engage with friends in the neighborhood! This year Variety KC’s generous partners and donors have given away more adaptive bikes and trikes than ever before…and Izack will be getting one too! Don’t all kids deserve to ride a bike? Help us make that happen – visit www.varietykc.org and donate today! Thank you!

Meet the Kids: Brenton

Meet the Kids: Brenton

The Necessity of Mobility Equipment for a Growing Child with Disabilities

Brenton has Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Delay, but that doesn’t define him! No, eight-year-old Brenton has way too much going on! For one thing, he and his sister were adopted by their foster parents this summer! His mom says it doesn’t take much to make him grin and when he does, his infectious dimples pop out! He loves playing on his iPad, racing his toy cars, and anything superhero! Here’s the challenge – Brenton is no longer able to sit on his own or bear weight. As he continues to grow, it is becoming more difficult to carry him up the stairs safely. A stairlift, not covered by insurance, would make life so much easier and safer for Brenton and his folks. Caring Variety KC donors know how important the right equipment can be – and Brenton is getting his stairlift. It will be a gift that adds quality to every single day! Help us to change more lives for kids and families right here at home, visit VarietyKC.org and donate today!