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

Meet the Kids – Archer

Archer is one of the goofiest and smartest kids you will ever meet. His favorite thing in the world is books! Archer usually does not leave the house without at least 20+ pounds of books in tow. He is constantly studying anything he can get his hands on! Archer has...

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Meet the Kids – Kennedy!

The following letter from Kennedy's dad highlights one of the biggest challenges facing caregivers - safety when transferring. As children grow, the inability to safely move them can limit the number of family members and friends who would otherwise be willing to...

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Meet the Older Kids – Joseph

Joseph is diagnosed with Spina Bifida. His approach to health is to workout at Crossfit and stay as fit as possible. Working out gives him a sense of pride, a sense of community, and he builds endurance which drives him to be stronger. To assist his workouts and...

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Meet the Kids – Jeremiah!

Jeremiah has Cortical Visual Impairment and has been delayed in every milestone, but he is one amazing little guy. According to his Vision Specialist "he is a go-getter and a problem-solver.”  He doesn't wait for his environment to come to him to explore, he goes to...

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Meet Brinley

Meet Brinley: A little about Brinley… Brinley by nature is an athlete and a lover of all sports. She was the starting defender on the #1 ranked Independent Priemer Kansas soccer club, Mission United. She was also the starting catcher for Team Kansas. On May 17, 2021...

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Meet the Kids – Ripley!

Ripley was born with arthrogryposis. This condition occurs in utero and causes the joints to not form completely. In Ripley’s case, her knees, hips, and ankles are malformed and lack any muscle strength. Her shoulders also are effected and her fingers are fused....

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