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Variety KC Communication Boards

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...

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Meet the Kids – Bailey!

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....

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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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