Variety KC Blog

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

Meet the Kids – James

MEET JAMES!! James was diagnosed with Trisomy 21 through a blood test before he was born. He is extremely loved by his family and has an amazing personality that continues to make us smile and laugh. He was not expected to survive to birth but he overcame that and...

Meet the Kids – Hendrix

MEET HENDRIX!! Hendrix is a former 26-week preemie who spent 478 days in the NICU at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. In September 2022, Hannah and Dillon Stieb found out that Hendrix needed a family and that as soon as 2 caregivers were trained, he would...

Meet the Kids – Roman

MEET ROMAN!! Roman has a diagnosis of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, but these diagnoses do not define this sweet 7-year-old boy!! Roman walks with crutches and wears AFOs (ankle-foot orthoses) and also uses a wheelchair for long distances. He currently has a...

Meet the Kids – Hank!

Hank Tierney is 6 years old and will be starting Kindergarten this year. He has Down Syndrome. He was adopted as a baby out of foster care. We got him as a foster child when he was 3 months old and adopted him when he was close to two years old. He has been a huge...
Back-to-School Tips

Back-to-School Tips

Hi Variety Family! Hopefully, everyone has enjoyed a wonderful summer filled with smiles, sunshine and lots of fun! Below are a few helpful reminders and tips...

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Hy-vee Spotlight

Hy-vee Spotlight

It is time to recognize some of the incredible individuals and companies that support Variety KC and allow us to do what we do. This week’s Donor Spotlight is...

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