Wyatt’s Back to School Supplies
Variety Kid Wyatt smiles while showing his new insulin pump, which is helping him be much more independent.

When Variety Kid Wyatt started middle school this year, he had many supplies on-hand, including pencils, books, a backpack, and more. He also started the year with a new tool – an insulin pump – and, with it, a new sense of freedom.

In May, Wyatt was diagnosed with diabetes. And with this diagnosis came a decrease in his independence.

Wyatt is a pediatric stroke survivor who experiences weakness on the right side of his body, including his right hand. Because of this, he is completely dependent on others to provide critical insulin shots, and every meal or snack must be...

9/15/2021
Andrew Achieves His Impossible
Variety Kid Andrew poses next to the pool at his swim meet.

For a while, many things felt nearly impossible to Variety Kid Andrew. He suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident when he was just four years old, leaving him unable to walk. But that didn’t keep him from doing one of the things he loved most – swimming.

Over the years, Andrew has continued improving his strength, confidence and more through swimming, and also with a little help from Variety. At Variety’s Adventure Camp, he can often be found jumping off the diving board and racing through the water.

“Since participating in Variety’s Adventure Camp, Andrew learned that...

9/10/2021
Register Now for Winter Camp 2021!
Variety Camper Evelynn says 'thank you' using a sign and her crafts she made during Virtual Camp 2021.

Winter Break 2021 just got a whole lot more exciting – Variety St. Louis is hosting Winter Camp 2021 for FIVE DAYS this year! From Monday, December 27 through Friday, December 31, kids and teens (ages 4 – 20) with disabilities are invited to join us for super fun activities and time spent with friends. Click here to register now.

What’s even more exciting? We’re currently planning to host in-person Winter Camp in 2021! Provided that it is safe to do so, we can’t wait to welcome our campers back to Camp at a to-be-determined location in the St. Louis area. All current CDC and local...

9/09/2021
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