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The key to any media campaign is timeliness and topicality and our nominee for the Media Award offers both! Days before the Super Bowl, Texas native Randi Mahomes, mother of Chief’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes, surprised us with a Facebook post requesting her upcoming...read more
Days before the Super Bowl, Randi Mahomes, a friend of Variety KC and mother of Chief’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes, surprised us in a Facebook post requesting her upcoming birthday gifts be gifted to Variety KC. She set a goal of $250. Reposting the donation request...read more
At the age of two and a half, little Aria has already endured a rough journey with many obstacles - cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, severe developmental delay, transient altered mental status, hypotonia, and hearing loss. Having a ride on car that would fit her needs...read more
Variety KC Installs Inclusive Communication Boards in Playgrounds Above and beyond what is considered an inclusive playground (physically allowing all kids to engage and play together), Variety KC is installing inclusive communication boards to aid engagement...read more
The Kauffman Center is leading the way for inclusion in the arts and Variety KC is thrilled to partner in their efforts. This project is so much more than removing barriers and providing access, it’s about encouraging dreams and fostering talent. The two new...read more
Disability: Down Syndrome "My daughter Bailey has Down Syndrome and currently cannot walk on her own. She has ankle braces, but she has not developed the strength and coordination yet. A ride on car would mean more Independence and improvement in quality of life....read more
Variety Show 2020 takes place on Friday, April 3rd. This annual event is Variety KC's single largest fundraising effort and the reason we are able to help so many kids and families right here in our area! As part of this event, both a silent and live auction will take...read more
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...read more
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...read more
"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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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