Advertisement

Variety Week on Global BC 2021 – Day 3

Grayson and his mom just received a Sunshine Family Van from Variety, which will allow them to go out together – just the two of them, for the first time!. Global News

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

Viewers can donate to help kids in B.C. through Variety by calling 310-KIDS or donating online.

And thanks to partnerships with organizations and matching donors from across the province, viewers will have a chance to double their donations throughout the week.  They can also make an automatic $20 contribution by texting KIDS to 45678.

Read more: Variety Week on Global BC 2021 – Day 1

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

Grayson has a rare genetic condition and is fully dependent on others to meet all his personal needs. Grayson’s mother has health challenges of her own and is unable to transport her son independently. They just received a Sunshine Family Van, which will allow Grayson and his mom to go out together – just the two of them, for the first time!

Story continues below advertisement
Click to play video: 'Variety Week: Sunshine Family Van gives Quesnel family freedom' Variety Week: Sunshine Family Van gives Quesnel family freedom
Variety Week: Sunshine Family Van gives Quesnel family freedom – Oct 20, 2021

Read more: Variety Week on Global BC 2021 – Day 2

We first met Cole in 2018 as he was recovering from a rare form of cancer that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Nick MacLean, Cole’s current physiotherapist, discusses the challenges of recovering from paralysis, and the importance of having regular physiotherapy sessions beyond the scope of what provincial health care covers.

Click to play video: 'Variety Week: Cole’s cancer recovery' Variety Week: Cole’s cancer recovery
Variety Week: Cole’s cancer recovery – Oct 20, 2021

Turning 18 meant that Nate’s funding for his Speech and Language sessions from the government’s At Home Program would end, and help through assisted living would not start until he turned 19. Variety provided a grant for Nate, which meant he will be able to maintain his SLP sessions, and not lose any of the progress he has made.

Story continues below advertisement
Click to play video: 'Variety Week: Filling the funding gap for Nate' Variety Week: Filling the funding gap for Nate
Variety Week: Filling the funding gap for Nate – Oct 20, 2021

Deklan has been diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), a behaviour disorder in which a child displays a pattern of combative behaviour toward people in authority. Variety provided counselling sessions for Deklan, which help him develop ways to express and control his anger, as well as effective coping, social, and problem-solving skills.

Click to play video: 'Variety Week: Funded counselling sessions help Deklan cope with ODD' Variety Week: Funded counselling sessions help Deklan cope with ODD
Variety Week: Funded counselling sessions help Deklan cope with ODD – Oct 20, 2021

Sponsored content