Read stories about the kids, families and events that your support has impacted and the lives it has changed.
Disability: Global Developmental Delay Miles is a sweet, fun loving, adventure seeking 3 year old. He loves to go on rides and is a little dare devil despite his physical challenges. Miles also loves to play in the car. He as a limited vocabulary, but he often says...read more
Disability: RYR1- Congenital Myopathy, Gtube and Low Muscle Tone Haylee has weak muscle tone and cannot stand, crawl, or walk. She has limited mobility in her arms but continues to get stronger every day. She was able to try a ride-on car at Britain Development in...read more
Disability: Cortical Visual Impairment, Dravet Syndrome, Seizure Disorder Thiago is a happy boy. As his mother, I am trying to provide him with as many opportunities to build his independence. He is working on building his neck and trunk muscles, is able to sit for...read more
My family recently visited the beautiful Kansas City Zoo. Our family includes two boys and a special needs little girl. My daughter was diagnosed with a terminal, genetic disease, called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and uses a wheelchair daily. She calls her wheelchair her...read more
Variety Children’s Charity/Kendra Scott partnering for “World Kindness Day” Both organizations will be spreading random acts of kindness throughout the day
https://www.kmbc.com/article/variety-children-s-charity-kendra-scott-partnering-for-world-kindness-day/29785357 Wednesday, November13 th is World Kindness Day, and Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City and Kendra Scott are partnering to spread random acts...read more
Many families are choosing to support charities in lieu of traditional holiday gifts. We've been receiving questions on how to support Variety KC as a holiday gift. There are several ways. You can visit www.varietykc.org and click on donate. Make a purchase on...read more
Coming up this December, and FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, we're opening the Liberty Cafe at Discovery Middle School. This pop-up style cafe offers a chance for students to practice job skills (serving Roasterie coffee) and get therapy at the same time. Students move out...read more
20 Special Needs Children will be Gifted a Motorized Alternative to a Wheelchair from Variety KC and 12 High School Robotics Teams Saturday, November 23rd Variety KC will bring 12 High School robotics teams across the Midwest together with 20 special needs families...read more
Jacob has cerebral palsy with muscle weakness, difficulty walking, and decreased coordination. He enjoys playing outside with friends, but isn’t able to keep up with friends and siblings on his bike, even with assistance from his parents. He needs help with hills, leg...read more
Boston was diagnosed with autism and has not used any words for communication. His ABA Therapist has been working with him using the Touchchat app on her iPad and he is responding really well to it! His parents have tried using pictures to help him communicate at...read more
We appreciate the referrals from our partnering organizations, like this one from AbilityKC - about a little boy named Johnier. "Johnier attends AbilityKC for outpatient services in both occupational therapy and speech therapy. He has a medical diagnosis of Autism...read more
Jesus was born with Spina Bifida (Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don't form properly. It falls under the broader category of neural tube defects. The neural tube is the embryonic structure that eventually develops into the...read more
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