Save the Date! Variety Family Conference Goes Virtual in 2020

Mark those calendars! The third annual Variety Family Conference – a part of the Emerson Resource Center – will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 and all are invited to attend. Out of concern for the health and safety of Variety Kids and our attendees, this year’s event will be held virtually, so Zoom on in to join us!

Once again, our featured speaker will be Ann Turnbull, PhD. Our attendees enjoyed Ann’s insights so much last year that we are bringing her back! One of this year’s topics is Siblings of a...

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Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:41
Kaidence Gains Independence

Variety Kid Kaidence loves going to see her orthotist, Kyle (pictured with Kaidence here). And not just because he and his team take excellent care of her! She knows that, when she visits the office, she’s going to leave being able to move easier than before.

During this particular visit, Kaidence received a new kind of ankle foot orthotics (AFOs) that offer even more support and stability, making it possible for her to walk and stand independently.

“I knew even she could tell a difference immediately because she took off...

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Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:33
Variety Remembers Dr. William Danforth

Dr. William “Bill” Danforth was an impressive, kind and generous man – we were saddened to hear of his recent passing. In his 94 years, Bill accomplished so much and gave back even more to the St. Louis community. It was for these reasons, and many more, that he was honored as Variety’s Man of the Year in 1995.

Bill dedicated much of his life to growing Washington University into the grand institution it is known as today. In 1957, he began his education career there as an instructor, moving up to assistant professor in 1960 before being named president of the medical school and vice chancellor of the university in...

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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 08:37
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