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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 – Pholet

When is a bike, not a bike?   When it goes beyond the joy of riding and helps a young lady named Pholet, gain strength, increase range of motion, help with coordination, and improve her gait pattern and balance.  But to Pholet, it's the adaptive bike that will allow...

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Meet the Kids – Olivia

Olivia is a six-year-old kindergartener who has been using a motorized wheelchair since she was a toddler. The problem with her power chair is that it isn’t able to navigate stairs or even the simplest step into someone’s house. That means that if Olivia wants to go...

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Meet the Kids – Lucy

At the young age of eight, Lucy has already had over a thousand hours of therapy! She was diagnosed at nine months with Cerebral Palsy w/ Left Hemiplegia caused by a stroke in utero. She has since been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety. The CP...

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Meet the Kids – Jeremiah

Jeremiah is a 10-year old boy with spina bifida, but that doesn't slow him down!  He is very active in adaptive sports and loves competition. A sports wheelchair would allow him to complete at a higher level. Currently he participates in wheelchair basketball with the...

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Meet the Kids – Braxton

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Development Delay, Delayed Expressive and Receptive Language - such a big diagnosis for such a young little boy! Braxton has autism, developmental delays, and sensory seeking behaviors. He also is very bright and reacts well to the...

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Meet the Kids – George

George is a sweet 6-year-old boy who loves being around other children and hearing their voices. He is non-verbal, but he loves to sing, coo and explore with his voice. He is unable to sit, stand or walk on his own, but he loves to use the stander at school during PT...

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Meet the Kids – Alexander and Andrew

Alexander and Andrew have gross motor, fine motor delays, and speech delays due to premature birth, but that doesn't stop them - read what their mom has to say about these remarkable four-year-old twins! "It is so important that all children be included, no matter...

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Meet the Kids – Alyssa

Can you imagine being so frustrated that you hit yourself? Alyssa is non-verbal and as a result, she can't communicate what she wants or what she needs - so she lashes out at herself because she doesn't know what else to do. Alyssa is a stroke survivor. When she was...

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Meet the Kids – Josiah

What nine-year old young man wants to be carried around? And honestly, how safe is it for parents and caregivers to carry an older child? Josiah is a active guy who is challenged with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,  a degenerative muscle disorder. He is struggling with...

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Meet the Kids – Jackson

When Variety KC received this request, we knew we had to help! "I write this as an existing member of the Variety KC "family' so I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt what inclusion means for us and our son, Jackson as well as how Variety has impacted our life....

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Meet the Kids – Ivery

Variety KC serves every type of physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. We work with all area hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. Through these partners, we've met so many amazing therapists and appreciate their efforts to advocate and request equipment...

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Meet the Kids – Vincent

Like a lot of 12-year-old boys, Vincent loves basketball! His dream is actually to play on a team, but a diagnosis of cerebral palsy and the lack of equipment has kept him on the sidelines. A “Thunder Adjustable Wheelchair” would allow Vincent to get out on the court...

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