Read stories about the kids, families and events that your support has impacted and the lives it has changed.
What is it like to raise a child with the following disabilities? Severe autism, pervasive developmental disorder, unspecified (F84.9), Sensory processing disorder, Impulse control disorder, ADHD, Charge syndrome, Sleep disorder; At risk for elopement; Chronic...read more
"Aleah suffered a brain injury at the age of 4 months due to aspiration phenomena. As a result, she suffered a brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy. She also had seizures, but has been seizure free for 7 years. While she is making great strides and is really a...read more
Disability:Cerebral Palsy, Multiple cognitive and learning disabilities, ADHD, Anxiety - a long list of conditions and NONE of them define Ruby! "Ruby was born in Ethiopia and we were fortunate to adopt her when she was 19 months. She did not walk at that time, but...read more
Meet MAX! Recently Variety KC received this request from Max's mom. "Max is active in the community. We have been faithfully involved with the Down Syndrome Guild for eight years, and make full use of services that benefit our son. Max attended the weekly STARS...read more
Reign was shot in the left side of her head when she was 2-years-old. As a result, Reign is impaired on her right side. She can’t use right hand and arm as she did, she walks with a limp as her right foot turns out, and her sight is impaired. An adaptive bike would...read more
Variety KC supports dozens of schools and healthcare organizations, and we have such admiration and respect for the work they do. Recently we received this request: "I'm a teacher at Kansas City, Kansas Early Childhood Center and I'm requesting a tricycle for our...read more
Wesley is like other teens, he wants to get outside and just hang out with his friends. There are a number of challenges he bravely faces each day; autistic disorder, ADHD, intellectual disability and anxiety - being outside and playing with neighbors has always...read more
Meet Mia- She has been diagnosed with Hemimegalencephaly a rare neurological condition in which one-half of the brain, or one side of the brain, is abnormally larger than the other. The structure of the brain on the affected side may be markedly abnormal or show only...read more
Meet Jose! He is 18 year old and has a right below knee amputee. He was born with fibular hemimelia, which means he was missing a bone in his right leg and half of his foot. When 3 years old, he had a right below knee amputation at the Shriners in Spokane,...read more
Disability: Down Syndrome Meet Kylie. She is 3 years old and has Down Syndrome. She is currently attending school at the Liberty Early Childhood Center. At this time her speech is very limited. She gets easily frustrated because she is unable to communicate to...read more
Meet Remo - the talented inventor of the giant piano in the movie BIG. He’s also the designer of the sidewalk piano at park by Children’s Mercy Hospital. Unfortunately, just as Variety KC and KC Parks and Rec are about to open the new inclusive park by Children’s...read more
Abby is an active and caring young lady with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. She uses AFO's, or what most people call "leg braces," to straighten her feet and help her walk better and fall less. She recently grew out of her leg braces and not eligible for insurance....read more
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