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

Meet Bailey! Go Baby Go!

Disability: Down Syndrome My daughter has Down Syndrome and currently can not walk on her own. She has ankle braces but she has not developed the strength and coordination yet. Ride on car would mean more Independence and improvement in quality of  life. Bailey is...

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Meet Isaiah

Isaiah has so much energy, but that's one of the challenges of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that can be carried by females, but presents in males. Before boys with DMD lose ambulation, they are challenged with a loss of energy, walking long distances, and...

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Meet Nathaniel

Meet Nate, a young man with a lot to offer. Nate has been diagnosed with Autism, Down Syndrome, intellectual disability, and hypothyroidism. He has minimal, purposeful verbal communication. However, Nate knows many words, it's just that due to his disability, he is...

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“We Choose Livin” by Drew Six

"We Choose Livin'" means a lot to me for many reasons. The song was inspired by Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City. Ultimately, it is a message that I believe we can all relate to. You can not control what happens to you, but how you respond is a...

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Thank you Variety KC!

Deborah: It was such a pleasure to speak to you today. As I mentioned, it has been several years since Variety KC helped us purchase our accessible van.  It is hard for me to believe that nine months from now, our son, Samuel, will leave home for college. As you can...

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Meet Merrick

Disability: Down Syndrome, Pulmonary Hyertension, ADS and Pulmonary Vein Stenosis We learned Merrick had Down Syndrome the day he was born. He was born at 31 weeks gestation. Merrick was placed on oxygen immediately upon birth and remains on oxygen but thankfully now...

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Meet Arthur

Disability: Unknown Genetic Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Cerebral Visual Impairment  Arthur AKA- Captain Sunshine! Super social and so badly wants to go go GO and keep up with the neighborhood kids and this  Variety KC car would totally help.  Arthur lives at home...

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Meet Ayaan

Disability: Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21, Dysphagia, Low Muscle Tone, ASD/PFO, Severe Gastritis, Developmental and Speech Delay, GERD and Supraglottoplasty  Ayaan has down syndrome trisomy 21. His mom shares that he has low muscle tone and is unable to do regular OT/PT...

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Meet William

Disability: Polymicrogyria With Williams diagnosis it leaves him with low tone throughout his whole body and he doesn’t yet walk on his own. Williams loves his car but has outgrown it, he loves to turn the steering wheel and loves to take walks in his car. Having one...

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Meet Sweet Anna

Disability: Triplet Born 11 Weeks Early, CP, Global Developmental Delay, and Cortical Visual Impairment Anna is a triplet and older sister. She LOVES to be outside and go fast in her wheelchair! She would love to be in something that she is able to control with a...

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