Everett is a vibrant 2 year old who absolutely loves being active. He has an older sister, Lily, who he enjoys playing with the most. Lily has a motorized car that she enjoys riding around, and Everett wants nothing more than to keep up with her. Due to his low muscle tone, he is unable to ride in her car (as it’s a safety hazard). He is unable to use any motorized cars or push cars, due to his low muscle tone and not having the ability to either push the car or the pedal with his legs/feet. Just thinking about the possibility of Everett being able to play cars outside with his big sister brings tears to my eyes! Having a ride-on car would do so much for his social and vocalization skills.
Everett turned 2 in July and is just now able to take a few steps. He is significantly delayed in his gross motor skills and typically has to be carried by a parent. Between medical bills or therapy bills, our family does not have a great deal of extra money to be able to purchase a car like this on our own.
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Hunter has become too big for a power wheel that he has had for years. Hunter sees his sisters on they’re motorized cars and scooter and wants to join in so badly. He doesn’t understand that he is too big for them or his balance is not good enough for a motor scooter. Hunter is still on monster training wheels on his bike since balancing is difficult for him. What this would me is Hunter doesn’t feel left out from power wheel fun! he wants it badly and I can see the sadness in him eyes when he can not join in with his sisters and neighborhood kids.
Hunters situation he can not balance so scooters are out unless its modified with training wheels and is made for an adult to handle his weight
Hunter was diagnosed with severe autism, simple complex seizure disorder, impulse control disorder, hip lower leg weakness, and uses orthotics in shoes
we have also looked into the hooverboard with attached chair and wheel that makes it a scooter but afraid he may fall from the back since he likes back rest.
Matthew is such a happy young fellow! He has Spina Bifida, and while that doesn’t stop him – it does stop him from walking.
What’s a guy to do? GO BABY GO! That’s right, Matthew can’t walk, but he can ride and his new Variety KC GoBabyGo car is exactly what he needed for mobility, to gain independence, and to explore freedom. Matthew was just one of many Variety KC Kids who “drove” away after our recent GoBabyGo event, and we have a list of so many more who want these customized cars. Help us to make sure that every child has a way to Be Active, Be Social and Belong! Donate today at varietykc.org/donate/
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At the age of two and a half, little Aria has already endured a rough journey with many obstacles – cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, severe developmental delay, transient altered mental status, hypotonia, and hearing loss.
Having a ride on car that would fit her needs would be amazing for so many reasons. Hopefully she would be able to use something fun and age appropriate without all the difficulties she encounters with some equipment. It would give her such a sense of independence and accomplishment – building self-confidence. Simply being able to participate with others in a fun activity would be awesome!
Variety KC thinks to too! And Aria received a GoBabyGo car specifically designed for her! Don’t all kids deserve to Be Active, Be Social, and Belong? Donate today at VarietyKC.org/donate/ Thank you!