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Variety Week on Global BC 2020: Day 3

Global News

The fifth annual Variety Week continues Wednesday, highlighting stories from children and families around the province who have been helped by Variety – the Children’s Charity.

You can donate to help kids in B.C. through Variety by calling 310-KIDS or donating online. You can also text KIDS to 45678 to make a $20 donation.

Here are some of the stories we are sharing on the third day of Variety Week.

WATCH: Variety ensures that kids can get the speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy that they need to thrive. KidsFirst Physiotherapist Brenda Horton knows firsthand just how beneficial regular therapy can be for kids.

Click to play video 'Specialized therapies critical for kids with special needs' Specialized therapies critical for kids with special needs
Specialized therapies critical for kids with special needs

WATCH: Ever since Variety helped Mihai with a walker when he was just 3 years old, he has been a huge part of the Variety Telethon. Now, as he finishes highschool, he reflects on growing up in front of our eyes, and how to help kids with special needs in the future.

Click to play video 'Growing up with Mihai' Growing up with Mihai
Growing up with Mihai

WATCH: The public healthcare and education system only provides limited support for the specialized therapies that Herman and Luna require. Variety is able to provide funding so that the two siblings can reach their full potential.

Click to play video 'Siblings Herman and Luna both need speech and language therapy' Siblings Herman and Luna both need speech and language therapy
Siblings Herman and Luna both need speech and language therapy

WATCH: Diagnosed with cancer at age six, 11 year old Greta now has a curvature of the spine from multiple surgeries and the high-dose radiation treatments she received. Variety has helped her with physiotherapy and a back brace that will help her strengthen her spine and hopefully delay an impending surgery.

Click to play video 'Variety is helping Greta recover from cancer' Variety is helping Greta recover from cancer
Variety is helping Greta recover from cancer
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