Meet the Kids – Matthew!

Meet the Kids – Matthew!

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/  

Be a part of our #inclusionrevolution !!!!

Meet the Kids – Aria! Go Baby Go!

Meet the Kids – Aria! Go Baby Go!

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!

Aria

Meet the Kids – Bailey!

Meet the Kids – Bailey!

Disability: Down Syndrome

“My daughter Bailey has Down Syndrome and currently cannot walk on her own. She has ankle braces, but she has not developed the strength and coordination yet. A ride on car would mean more Independence and improvement in quality of  life. Bailey is Miss Independent and this would bring so much joy to her and help encourage more mobility. I am a working Mom and my husband is a stay at home dad. So only having one income with medical expenses has been challenging.”

 When Variety KC received this letter from Bailey’s parents, we knew that a GoBabyGo car would change her life for the better!  Independence, self-confidence, and a set of wheels to help her engage with family and friends in a fun activity. Miss Bailey – aka – Miss Independent, now has the ultimately gift of mobility!  Help other kids to have the same – donate today at VarietyKC.org/donate/ Thank you!

Meet Sweet Haylee

Meet Sweet Haylee

Disability: RYR1- Congenital Myopathy, Gtube and Low Muscle Tone

Haylee has weak muscle tone and cannot stand, crawl, or walk. She has limited mobility in her arms but continues to get stronger every day. She was able to try a ride-on car at Britain Development in therapy and absolutely loved it. Anything that can help her be mobile and independent will just make her stronger. We are so appreciative of Variety Kc for helping Haylee Be active, Be Social and Belong!!

Meet the Kids: Jacob!

Meet the Kids: Jacob!

Jacob has cerebral palsy with muscle weakness, difficulty walking, and decreased coordination.

He enjoys playing outside with friends, but isn’t able to keep up with friends and siblings on his bike, even with assistance from his parents. He needs help with hills, leg positioning, and safety using the recumbent bike they purchased, which does not meet his needs.

His request is for the special accessories on the next size up bike, to help him enjoy riding with friends and to keep him safe. 

By now, you probably know that Variety KC believes every child should have a bike that fits their needs – and Jacob will be getting what he needs!  Help us to help all kids enjoy the rite of passage – bike riding!  Donate today at VarietyKC.org/donate/

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”

 John F. Kennedy

Meet the Kids: Boston!

Meet the Kids: Boston!

Boston was diagnosed with autism and has not used any words for communication. His ABA Therapist has been working with him using the Touchchat app on her iPad and he is responding really well to it!

His parents have tried using pictures to help him communicate at home, but is just isn’t working as well as Touchchat and they simply can’t afford a device at this time. Their hope is that he continues to understand the pictures on the app and can translate that understanding into speech. The beauty of Touchchat is, even when speech begins to develop, the app is beneficial in adding new words.

All they really want is to know what Boston wants and needs!

Variety KC partners believe every child should have a voice and a way to be heard. Boston received his device, but there are so many more kiddos who need them. Can you help?  Donate today at varietykc.org/donate/

Thank you! Mascot