Read stories about the kids, families and events that your support has impacted and the lives it has changed.
Variety KC is a local charity serving families and children with physical and cognitive disabilities. They do this by providing equipment and opportunities needed for mobility, communication and inclusion. You may have seen their inclusive ball fields and play areas...read more
Ethan was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, mixed syndrome and as well as Rubenstein-Taybi syndrome. This is a condition characterized by short stature, moderate to severe intellectual disability, distinctive facial features, and broad thumbs and first toes. Additional...read more
Henry is an amazing, little soul. He lights up every room he enters, his laughter is pure joy. He is never defeated, he is determined, resourceful and strong willed. He always finds a way to achieve his goal. He doesn’t only have unlimited grace for himself, he has...read more
Deborah Wiebrecht has been the Chief Inclusion Officer (Executive Director) of Variety KC (Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City) for nearly a decade, increasing by five-fold their ability to assist kids with disabilities. With a background in media...read more
Wilson "Wil" was born in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, in the village of Garapan. He was adopted in 2013 and his mother, Kim, moved with him to Kansas in 2018 to be closer to her family. (Welcome to KC Wil!) Wil's therapist wrote to us and in her...read more
Variety KC supports so many amazing healthcare professionals and facilities in our area, Brittain Development is one of those providers doing tremendous work. The following is a request from a therapist at Brittain and the very last line in her request is exactly why...read more
Recently Variety received this note from Kya's mom and we wanted to share it with you. "Kya does not let her diagnosis define her. She makes choice in what foods she eats, what clothes she wants to wear and what activities she wants to participate in. Kya has...read more
Levi and his family just want a way to get some healthy exercise together! Diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, Levi has severe developmental delays and motor challenges. This means that activities such as basketball or various sports are not a possibility for Levi....read more
Samuel was diagnosed as Level III on the Autism Spectrum last fall. He participates in multiple therapies and works so hard. His hard work is especially noticeable in Speech Therapy where he is beginning to verbalize a bit when using an iPad and apps. Like so many...read more
Sweet and Sassy little Olivia has a lot to say - just can't say it! "We were blessed to meet our little Liv at two days old when she was in the NICU at Children’s Mercy, we were blessed to be able to fully adopted her 13 months later. Liv spent seven weeks in the...read more
He founded a not-for-profit making costumers for kids in wheelchairs - he plays wheelchair rugby - and he speaks at conventions. (He's still in High School!) Reese was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer at the age of two months. The tumor was in his...read more
You've just gotta love a kid whose best friends are stuffed snakes and his big sister! Here's the family's story: "Easton has a smile that brings smiles, warmth, and love to all those around him. He finds the simplest things in life interesting and worthwhile. Easton...read more
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Several generous Kansas City organizations offer an employee match program. Double your gift to Variety KC, ask your employer if they match contributions! Here is a list of known companies that do.