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  Variety KC Kids Showcased in Photo Shoot

  Variety KC Kids Showcased in Photo Shoot Working with renown KC Children's Fashion Photographer, Colleen Christi, Variety KC is holding a fashion photo shoot, showcasing Variety KC kids with special needs. The photos will be used by Variety KC to celebrate the...

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Logan Baker Foundation Awards Gift

  Employees at Russell Stover recently held a fundraiser raising $4,500 for the Logan Baker Foundation. Logan’s life was cut short at just 17 months due to Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, and a foundation was formed in his name.  Logan’s mom works at Russell Stover....

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Meet the Kids – Jonathan!

Jonathan was born at 24 weeks and spent his first 6 months in the hospital. Because of his prematurity, he was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), which resulted in him also being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, cortical vision impairment and feeding...

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Meet the Kids – Maddison!

  Maddison is a lovely 8-year-old who has two siblings with severe autism. Maddison herself has been having difficulty in school and home with social skills and learning. Maddison has been diagnosed with ADHD, severe anxiety, failure to thrive, and reading impairment....

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Meet the Kids – Liam!

Liam is an amazing kiddo!  His condition, Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, has created a number of challenges for Liam. One of those challenges is safely maintaining a comfortable position. In the past, Variety KC was able to help Liam by providing a "Tomato...

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Meet the Kids – Matthew!

Matthew is such a happy young fellow!  He has Spina Bifida, and while that doesn't stop him - it does stop him from walking. What's a guy to do?  GO BABY GO!  That's right, Matthew can't walk, but he can ride and his new Variety KC GoBabyGo car is exactly what he...

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Meet the Kids – Axton!

Axton is just about the coolest guy you will ever meet. When he was just six months old, Axton aspirated at the babysitter's. This caused an anoxic brain injury, with cortical vision impairment and epilepsy. None of this stops Axton, he's just is a silly five-year-old...

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UMB Corporate Sponsor for Variety KC

Variety Tent 8 has been serving Kansas City area for more than 85 years and we are fortunate to have a corporate partner who has served our community even longer! For over a hundred years, UMB Bank has been committed as a strong community partner who invests their...

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