Meet the Kids – Stephen “Kai Kai”

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Disability: Spina Bifida + Hydrocephalus

Stephen “Kai Kai” Spina Bifida* is an up and coming basketball player and he isn’t going to let a diagnosis of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus stop him! 

His mom explains that he is very active in playing wheelchair basketball and it would be extremely beneficial if he had his own chair so that he could practice at home and play outside of structured game times.  He has participated in the basketball program for over a year now and that program is expanding. In the past, he has been able to borrow a wheelchair designed for the sport, but with the expanded play – it would be a great help if he had his own. 

Variety KC donors know just how important it is for kids to keep physically active and how essential it is for them to be involved in team sports. Kai Kai is getting his wheelchair and we can’t wait to see what he can do!  Please help other kids like Kai Kai by donating today at   Thank you!

*Spina Bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t form properly. It falls under the broader category of neural tube defects. The neural tube is the embryonic structure that eventually develops into the baby’s brain and spinal cord and the tissues that enclose them.



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