Zane is only eight years old. Too young to understand why he is losing the ability to walk. Too young to understand that he has an illness for which there is no cure. With all this to worry about, the last thing his parents (father is military) need to worry about is finding a way to safely get Zane and his wheelchair into the family van. The wheelchair has been an amazing help to Zane, he can now keep up and play with his brothers again, but it has also presented so many challenges in transporting him. Variety partners have the biggest hearts in the world – and through their generosity – Zane will get the van adaption he needs. To help a child like Zane, please visit www.varietykc.org.
Christian is like most three-year-old kids; when he goes to a store he wants this or that and gets quickly overcome with stimulating sights. The difference is, Christian can’t verbalize his wants and needs. Being in public seems to trigger the frustration, anger and anxiety. Variety’s gift of an iPad not only gives him a way to communicate his desires, it provides the opportunity to learn, and is a distraction from potentially difficult situations. As his mom points out, it also keeps him entertained and willing to sit safely in a shopping cart. This tool can do so much for a non-verbal child. Won’t you help others like Christian? Contact www.varietykc.org and find out how!
If you’re a parent, you know how frustrated a small child can get when not being able to communicate what he wants. For four-year-old Ryan, that’s a struggle every single day. With ADHD, ODD, and Autism, there are days filled with anxiety and emotional episodes. The solution? An iPad. Simple technology that allows Ryan to calm down, communicate and learn more effectively, and lessen the chance for a meltdown. Variety partners and donors pulled together to make this iPad a life-changing reality for Ryan and his family. Ready to change a few more lives? Contact email@example.com and find out how you can help.
Twenty years ago, if your child could not communicate you were given little choices….flash cards, word charts….but today’s technology allows non-verbal children to communicate much more effectively. Three-year-old Brody has already started working on an iPad! Therapy like this at an early age can help so much in school and all environments. The ideal situation would be an iPad of his own – and that’s exactly what caring Variety donors wanted for Brody! Brody was another of our amazing Variety Kids who received a new iPad during the recent Variety Hoedown event. Would you like to help other children like Brody – and make next year’s Hoedown a record breaking year for communication devices? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org