Kaitlyn’s Story

Pillar: Mobility

For children with special needs, specialized mobility equipment can give them the opportunity to just be kids. They get to experience independence, have fun and physically develop in ways they might not be able to otherwise. Kids like 14-year-old Kaitlyn from Richmond who was diagnosed with a rare biochemical disease characterized by quadriparesis (weakness in all four limbs), hypotonia (low muscle tone), microcephaly – a condition where a baby’s head is much smaller than expected – and global developmental delay which has limited her mobility. Through the years, Variety has provided most of Kaitlyn’s equipment and therapy. Today Kaitlyn is a happy & outgoing teenager who loves going to high school and being among her peers!

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