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Variety Week on Global BC 2021 – Day 4

Twins Grey and Liam have been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, and both boys require wheelchairs for their mobility. A new Sunshine Family Van from Variety will allow the family to all travel together, and safely transport the twins in their wheelchairs. Global News

Only two days left!

The sixth annual Variety Week continues Thursday, 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 3

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

Eleven-year-old Angelo has dwarfism, and while he can walk unassisted, he is often in pain if he walks too much, and requires a wheelchair to help him when he gets tired. Variety provided him with a grant to help cover the costs of a power wheelchair with a seat elevator, so he can be more independent and be eye level with his peers.

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Variety Week: Helping Angelo become more independent – Oct 21, 2021

Nine-year-old Madison has dyslexia and a learning disability. To help her succeed at school, she has been attending tutoring sessions with Variety’s support. These sessions have been very successful and are allowing Madison to reach her full potential.

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Variety Week: Tutoring sessions help Madison succeed – Oct 21, 2021

Twins Grey and Liam have been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, and both boys require wheelchairs for their mobility. Currently, the Abbotsford family of six needs to take two vehicles anywhere they go in order to transport everyone and both wheelchairs. A new Sunshine Family Van from Variety will allow the family to all travel together, and safely transport the twins in their wheelchairs.

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Variety Week: Transportation challenge solved for Abbotsford family – Oct 21, 2021

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

We first met Jonathan in 2017 when his family received a new Sunshine Family Van. Jonathan now requires a specialized bed to keep him safe and comfortable. Mike Hilliard, Jonathon’s occupational therapist explains what a specialized bed will mean to Jonathon and his family, and why funding for critical equipment can be so difficult.

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Variety Week: Update on Jonathan – Oct 21, 2021

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

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