Dear Variety,

My daughter was born with Spinal Bifida and is wheelchair bound. I recently received a call from my school nurse letting me know that the Shawnee Mission CCC Club at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School had raised some money. I then talked with Deborah from Variety KC and they decided that they wanted to help the high school find a student in the district to help, and they picked my daughter.

After they notified me of this fantastic news, we got to choose a hand cycle to purchase for my daughter so she can ride bikes with her family and friends. The school raised half of the funds and the charity came up with the rest.

We then had an event to show my daughter her new bicycle during recess at her school in front of the entire 1st grade class. Deborah and Variety made the event so much fun for everyone, they even brought books and stuffed Owls and Rabbits for each child at the event as well. It was very inspirational and my daughter and our family will forever be grateful to Shawnee Mission CCC Club and Variety KC for their hard work and kind hearts.

Great organization that I would recommend  to anyone who has a child with special needs. Variety cares!!