Disability: Down Syndrome, Pulmonary Hyertension, ADS and Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
We learned Merrick had Down Syndrome the day he was born. He was born at 31 weeks gestation. Merrick was placed on oxygen immediately upon birth and remains on oxygen but thankfully now only at night..After leaving the NICU Merrick was in and out of the hospital 13 more times. His last stay he was there for a little over two months. He is s sweet loving child that would love and benefit from a Variety KC Modified Car.
Disability: Unknown Genetic Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Cerebral Visual Impairment
Arthur AKA- Captain Sunshine! Super social and so badly wants to go go GO and keep up with the neighborhood kids and this Variety KC car would totally help.
Arthur lives at home with his two parents and older brother and is soon to be a big brother himself. Just like I said above the car will give him joy, allow him to keep up. Lets help Arthur GO… GO… GO!!!!!
Disability: Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21, Dysphagia, Low Muscle Tone, ASD/PFO, Severe Gastritis, Developmental and Speech Delay, GERD and Supraglottoplasty
Ayaan has down syndrome trisomy 21. His mom shares that he has low muscle tone and is unable to do regular OT/PT activities like a regular 5 year old would. He is unable to walk long distances. Physical Therapy is very hard for him so an adaptive, modified Variety KC car will encourage him to play more outside and help strengthen his muscle tone. He loves cars so this would be a tremendous gift for him and we would be blessed if he was able to get it. Mom would like Ayaan to be an independent child and be able to do regular tasks like his peers. Thank you Variety KC for helping Ayaan be more social and get exercise outside with friends.
With Williams diagnosis it leaves him with low tone throughout his whole body and he doesn’t yet walk on his own. Williams loves his car but has outgrown it, he loves to turn the steering wheel and loves to take walks in his car. Having one that fits to him would be amazing. We take his car everywhere. It’s easier for us so we don’t have to carry him and having him in something like this keeps him more occupied then a stroller. Thank you Variety Kc for providing the freedom of movement and ability to belong for Sweet William!
Disability: Triplet Born 11 Weeks Early, CP, Global Developmental Delay, and Cortical Visual Impairment
Anna is a triplet and older sister. She LOVES to be outside and go fast in her wheelchair! She would love to be in something that she is able to control with a button or a control so she doesn’t have to try and manually make a car/bike go because that is extremely Torrington for Anna. All she ever wants is to be out there running and keeping up with her brother and sister!
Buying an expensive adapted car for her to enjoy isn’t in our budget. She is such a fighter and is so brave, she deserves something to help keep the fun of childhood alive. Thank you Variety KC for providing this freedom for Anna!
Disability: Global Developmental Delay
Miles is a sweet, fun loving, adventure seeking 3 year old. He loves to go on rides and is a little dare devil despite his physical challenges. Miles also loves to play in the car. He as a limited vocabulary, but he often says car because he loves to go in the car and push buttons, dance to the radio, etc. He loves to be outside/play in the summer.
Miles attends multiple therapy sessions a week and always tries so hard. Despite his challenges in life, he always has a smile on his face and is always so persistent. I’m often reminded to do this is my life as he’s a constant reminder to me to never give up. Miles love of cars and desire to always want to be outside would make him the perfect candidate for a ride-on car.
Miles’ limited gross/fine and cognitive skills prevents him from operating a regular powerwheel. Thank you Variety for providing him with a Variety KC- Go Baby Go Adaptive Car!