They Say Money Can't Buy Happiness...We Disagree!
Just ask any of the thousands of children, with over 70 different disabilities, in any of the 20 surrounding counties Variety KC served last year – “How happy are you now?” Now that you have the equipment and inclusive opportunities you needed? Variety fills needs, not wants. The equipment & activities that healthcare professionals recommend are often not covered by insurance or are outside the family’s budget.
1 of 4 Families Have a Member with a Disability & That’s Not All…
Insurance may replace a wheelchair every five years even though kids outgrow their wheelchairs every few years and sometimes it never gets replaced…limit, one per lifetime
On average, it costs four times more to raise a child with special needs
33.3% of parents with severely disabled children under two, sat they use three or more pieces of adaptive equipment each day
Young people with special needs are more than twice as likely to lack education, employment, or training
The Rising Cost of Disability
Communication device with apps to help a child speak and interact with others
Adaptive bike cost, doesn’t every child deserve a bike?
Cost of an average wheelchair AFTER insurance
Cost of occupational therapy for child AFTER insurance
Cost of a care-giver for a child with special needs
Cost of a van lift to assist a child in a motorized wheelchair to get into their vehicle…Vehicle cost not included
ARVEST BANK THEATRE
AT THE MIDLAND
1228 Main St, KCMO 64105
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