Variety Week on Global BC 2018: Day 1
We’re kicking off our third-annual Variety Week on Global BC today, highlighting stories from children and families around the province who have been helped by Variety.
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On Friday, Variety will be hosting its Wrap Party in Robson Square in downtown Vancouver and for the first time ever, Vancouver will be host to a 60-foot Ferris Wheel.
It will be installed at Robson Square from noon to 7 p.m.
WATCH: Michael Newman talks to one of the families that has benefited from the work done by Variety, the Children’s Charity, and gives a preview of what to expect for the third annual Variety Week.
WATCH: As part of her Magic Moment on the 2018 Show of Hearts, Ainsley received a Bike from Variety BC. The new bike will help strengthen Ainsley’s core and her legs. We catch up with Ainsley and her mom Mary as they take Ainsley’s new wheels for a spin around the park.
WATCH: Sydney is an 8 year old girl with a seizure disorder. She uses a manual wheelchair, and is dependent on her caregivers for all daily living activities. Earlier this year, Mark Madryga helped Variety surprise Sydney and her family with a Sunshine Family Van. The van will give Sydney the freedom to go wherever she wants, without having to be lifted in and out of a vehicle.
WATCH: Alex is a 4-year-old boy from Nanaimo with significantly low muscle tone. Thanks to a grant from Variety, Alex will receive a KidsWalk walker, which will help promote mobility, and hopefully allow Alex to walk independently in the future. Neetu Garcha has more.
WATCH: Patrick was born with Goldenhar Syndrome, a rare disorder that typically involves the incomplete development of the ear, nose and jaw. In addition to his challenges with Goldenhar Syndrome, Patrick also struggles with speech apraxia. Variety has provided Patrick with weekly speech and language sessions and as Aaron McArthur explains, it’s helping Patrick discover his voice.
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