special needs child

When we asked if we could take some pictures of Variety kid Leah, a 5-year-old born with spina bifida, her mom wasn't sure Leah would be willing, as she's quite shy. Does this look like shyness to you? What we found, at one of her therapy sessions at Ranken... Read More »
The Variety staff had its annual Christmas party today, with a marvelous lunch provided by the Stewards. Thanks to them from all of us. This is the one day of the year we purposely post a picture of ourselves. Although, if you've been paying attention, you've... Read More »
Like to think the Way of Lights display at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows was just a little brighter last night as the Variety Children's Chorus performed their holiday program for lots of shrine visitors. ◊
◊ Immediately after Variety kid Boston’s special new car seat was installed, his mom drove him the 40 minutes from their home in Washington to the Toys R Us store in St. Louis. Not just because she’s a great mom. But just... Read More »
  ◊ Thanks to the new Roger Pen Variety was able to provide, Jada can now better distinguish speech from background noise.  Even with the two hearing aids Jada wears, it’s often hard to pick out, for example, her teacher’s... Read More »
* On December 12, at 6pm, the Variety Children's Chorus will perform at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville. As you probably know, Our Lady of the Snows has one of the best holiday lighting displays in... Read More »
◊ Just as with every family we help, there's a great story behind every donation we get. Here's your chance to share yours, with a chance to help Variety get a grant of up to $10,000 from a partnership between Facebook and the... Read More »
* When it comes to knowledge of trivia, are you Mister Fantastic? Or a Wonder Woman? Even if you don't know a Thing, we promise you'll have a great time at the annual Variety Trivia Night presented by Young Variety. Because the... Read More »
Said we'd probably have another donation to announce before week's end and here it is: almost $5000 from Gateway Buick-GMC. Variety's Major Gifts Officer Wes Edwards accepted the check from some of Gateway's generous employees. On behalf of all our Variety... Read More »


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