When he was three, Quincy suffered a brain injury that not only affected his ability to walk and talk – it affected his ability to be a kid.
At 10 years old, Quincy hadn’t played on a playground, talked to his siblings or taken a family vacation.
Thanks to you, this has all started to change.
Because of your support, Variety provided Quincy with two vital pieces of equipment – a communication device that gives him a voice and a stroller that gives him mobility. Both have transformed his life by helping him access his world and engage with his family.
“With the communication device, Quincy is able to talk for himself and interact with us,” says Lecresha, Quincy’s mom. “And the stroller lets him experience more, without feeling like he is left behind.”
Quincy now joins his family on walks and outings, and they are planning their first vacation. He proudly uses the communication device to introduce himself and smiles brightly when his words come to life. And next summer, Quincy will be able to go to Variety’s Adventure Camp.
“Variety has given Quincy the opportunity to be himself, and not feel like he has to fit in,” says Lecresha. “Without Variety, it would be hard to get him what he needs.”
Your gifts give kids like Quincy a childhood and help Variety families do more together.
Variety has been a part of St. Louis for nearly 90 years. We rely on the generosity of the entire community to meet the needs of children with disabilities. Our unique approach focuses on their ability, giving them access and opportunity to engage the world. We hope you can join us in our efforts and make a contribution to strengthen inclusion in our community.
Donate here to help Variety Families.