Meet the Kids: Mia

There aren’t words to express how grateful we are!  Variety volunteers and donors have the biggest hearts in the world.  Thanks to them, Mia has places to go!  Watch this to see how Variety has helped Mia with her walking goals.

Meet the Kids: Amelia

IMG_7638Three year old Amelia is one lucky little girl. She is surrounded by loving parents and supportive grandparents who have moved in to help with Amelia’s care while her parents work. Amelia has developmental delays, hypotonia and hypertonia. As a result, Amelia would greatly benefit from activity and exercise to increase the range of motion in her muscles.

Her request for an adaptive bike comes at an early age, meaning she won’t spend years sitting inside while her family and friends play outside.  Her bike will give her strength, confidence, independence and the ability to interact with neighborhood children in a shared activity – bike riding.  Variety KC thanks you for your support in making all of this possible for Amelia.

Meet the Kids: Madeline

Madeline and MeJust look at this little cutie!  Baby Madeline was diagnosed with Plagiocephaly secondary to Torticollis and right shoulder dystocia.   A very long diagnosis for such a tiny girl.  Her doctors said she needed a helmet and time was of essence.  The $2,200 price tag was too much for a family who just recently lost employment.  Variety supporters stepped in and provided the helmet Madeline needed and the support her parents will never forget.

Meet the Kids: Cecelia

Thanks to the generosity of Variety donors and Community partners, Cecelia gets a stander, (and she needs it to stand up to her little brother) watch and you’ll see why!  What a great feeling to be able to say you helped a little girl get on her feet!  Find out more about how you can help –

Meet the Kids: Leighton

leightonLeighton was a healthy two year old when both she and her best friend (also two) were diagnosed with HUS.   She lost her best buddy – and now at age three has suffered hundreds of basil ganglia strokes.  Leighton is totally reliant on others.  She is unable to hold her head up alone and is just beginning to communicate through an eye gazing system.  Still, her family can tell that she knows the abilities she has lost and wants to participate actively again.

Donations from Variety donors and Community partners can give a child like Leighton the gift of an adaptive bike.  These bicycles allow children with special needs the opportunity to ride with family and friends, get much needed strength building activity, and in Leighton’s case – regain part of the life she has been missing.