It was our biggest year EVER, in which Variety provided 662 adaptive bikes, adaptive strollers, and/or communication devices to children with disabilities!!
For our small team, it was no easy accomplishment, but the transformative impact created for 662 kids and their families was priceless for us all!
Many of you know this quote by Fred Rogers, who said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
You are the HELPERS, you are the GIVERS, and you are the LIFE-CHANGERS that make Variety’s work a reality, and we want to thank you through the smiles of our extraordinary kids!
Ozie’s ready for his 2nd My Bike® after he outgrew his first one!
Ozie’s mom, Ashley explained what an adaptive bike has meant,
“Having an adaptive bike is so important to my son Ozie. He is 11 now and he understands that he is different from all other children and can’t ride a normal bike. It was hard for him to understand but he realized that a normal bike doesn’t have the support for him, and he is unable to keep his feet on the petals and he has no balance. By him having his own adaptive bike, allows him to get out of the house and partake in outdoor activities with all the kids in our neighborhood and our family. Everyone deserves to have their own bike and the joys of being a kid. This program allows that.”
Emma’s My Stroller® has her smiling!
Emma is pictured above “all smiles” in her new adaptive stroller that was provided through our My Stroller® Program, and with it, Emma now has a light-weight, collapsible, and comfortable way to get around. There’s not much more to add to the beautiful smile on Emma’s face!
Mason’s My Voice® Has His Brother EXCITED!
Mason’s mom, Nicole explained why the communication device is so important,
“Mason has a delay in his speech. While he is doing amazing and trying to talk more and more every day, he continues to get frustrated when he is trying to tell or ask for things and others don’t understand him. Having a device that Mason will be able to communicate from will help him express his needs and will also improve his speech.”
As 2020 is nearly upon us, we hope you’ll continue to share in the smiles of our extraordinary kids and their families, as we strive to create even more impact for even more kids!