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Read stories about the kids, families and events that your support has impacted and the lives it has changed.

Adaptive Bikes are a gift of FREEDOM

Variety KC believes every child should have the chance to Be Active, Be Social, and Belong. One way to achieve all three is by riding a bike. For a child with physical or cognitive disabilities, simply buying a bike at the local store isn’t possible. There are so many...

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Meet the Kids – Maryellen!

Maryellen is diagnosed with Larsen Syndrome. This girl is amazing! She was born with her knees dislocated and has undergone extensive medical treatments during her 6 years. Her legs are now aligned and even though her knees do not bend... she walks, runs, and climbs....

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Meet the Kids – Ashton!

Ashton is diagnosed with unspecified intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy. Ashton’s seizures normally happen at night. He has not had one for a couple of years as his seizures are primarily controlled with medication.  Ashton may not understand...

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Meet the Kids – Hunter!

Hunter has Cerebral Palsy. He can walk short distances with a walker and maneuvers all over in a wheelchair. He is mostly nonverbal but can use a communication device. Also, He knows some signs and will gesture to get his needs met. Hunter is a loving, sweet, and...

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Meet the Kids – Taj!

Taj is a vibrant, happy and social boy who absolutely loves to be around other people and interact in his own unique ways with them. Although he has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and other medical conditions (epilepsy, etc.), he is not his diagnoses; he is not...

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Meet the Kids – Zane!

Zane is diagnosed Level 2 Autism and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. He has various cognitive delays and learning disabilities not otherwise specified. Zane was diagnosed with CAS when at 3 years old he was not yet speaking. CAS is a motor disorder where he has...

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Meet the Kids – Moaa!

Moaa is a beautiful, kind, loving, and happy child. He was diagnosed with Autism at the age of two and has been getting speech therapy and ABA service ever since. His biggest challenge is lack of verbal communication, and the device is his only way of talking to the...

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Meet the Kids – William!

William is diagnosed with a very rare syndrome, Cohen's Syndrome, when he was 2 years old. He has Global developmental delays. He has poor eyesight, needs help navigating obstacles like stairs. He has a hard time communicating what he wants since he is nonverbal. He...

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Meet the Kids – Oliver!

Oliver is diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress (SMARD) and Scoliosis. SMARD is a rare neuromuscular disease that affects muscle tone all over the body, typically presenting first as respiratory distress as the diaphragm weakens or is...

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Meet the Kids – James!

James is our first born child and the true hero of our family. At a 20 week ultrasound, we learned he had a cleft lip which would require surgery and make feeding complicated as a newborn. He was born in 2016 with a unilateral complete cleft lip and a cleft palate and...

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Such An Easy Way to Help Variety KC

What an easy way to help Variety KC Kids!   Simply clean out your closets and donate your unused items at a Variety KC Donation Bin. There are locations all over the area (listed below). Just look for the Variety Bins! There are several Donation Bin Locations around...

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Find Out How to Get Involved

Several generous Kansas City organizations offer an employee match program. Double your gift to Variety KC, ask your employer if they match contributions! Here is a list of known companies that do.