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Mobility Story: Millie

July 07, 2013, 01:28 am 

Millie is a 6 year old girl who loves Disney Princesses. She has a mild intellectual disability, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Her father works hard to support his wife and 4 children on a very modest annual income. Almost all of the state therapy programs that Millie attended have been

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Equestrian Therapy

June 12, 2013, 01:48 am 

Variety of Southern CA supports organizations that provide Equestrian Therapy to children with disabilities. The therapeutic benefits of the horse were recognized as early as 460 BC. The three dimensional gait of a horse is similar to the gait of a human and cannot be replicated by any physical therapy

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Mobility Story: Aidan

June 10, 2013, 01:35 am 

Aidan was born at only 25 weeks with total body cerebral palsy and developmental delays. Aidan’s father is a Long Beach Police officer who was shot in the line of duty in 2006. That year Aidan was hospitalized as well for aspiration pneumonia. Aidan’s doctor believed an adaptive bike would

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Education Story: Scholarships

June 07, 2013, 06:53 am 

Growing up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles was challenging for Elizabeth, but she never allowed poverty and gang violence to become obstacles. In her 2010 Variety scholarship application, Elizabeth wrote “Growing up in poverty has never been easy, but it has taught me to be humble

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Health Care Story: Baby Saory

June 07, 2013, 01:33 am 

Saory was a tiny little girl. Arriving unexpectedly at only 26 weeks, she weighed 1 lb., 10 oz. and had a hole in her heart. For the first few months of her life, baby Saory’s home was the St. Francis Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in a Giraffe

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Mobility Story: Kavya

June 07, 2013, 01:26 am 

Kavya is a sweet little 4 year old girl who is healthy, but her brain MRI shows “delay myelination”. She has made some gains but exhibits severe developmental delays. Kavya has extremely low muscle tone which causes her to fall down a lot while walking. However with her new adaptive

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Spring carnival donates to a cause

February 11, 2013, 01:57 am 

Kids 4 Kids Jr. Variety, a Southern California charity run by teenagers to help children in need, hosted its annual Kids 4 Kids Carnival last Sunday in Agoura Hills. Jr. Variety comprises students from 10 Southern California high schools. The carnival at Willow Elementary School is the organization’s biggest fundraising

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The inspiration for Variety’s Sunshine Coach Program came in 1962

September 19, 2012, 01:54 am 

The inspiration for Variety’s Sunshine Coach Program came in 1962, in Great Britain, when a member of the Charity visited Queen Mary’s Hospital in Surrey. During his visit, he met an 8-year-old girl who was bedridden with an incurable illness. His persistence in finding a way for her to experience

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Agoura High senior creates way for teens to give back

February 11, 2012, 02:02 am 

It was probably Scott Forman who informed his son’s desire to help others. The Warner Bros. executive is active in Variety-The Children’s Charity, an entertainment industry group that raises funds to help disadvantaged and disabled children live better lives. Variety sponsors a Boys & Girls Club in Boyle Heights near

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Carnival for Kids Helping Kids

February 11, 2012, 01:59 am 

Kids 4 Kids Carnival continues to raise money and awareness for children in need. Hundreds of people attended the Kids 4 Kids fourth annual carnival at Willow Elementary on Sunday. The fundraiser is produced by Jr. Variety, a subsidiary of Variety Children’s Charity, an international organization created by the entertainment

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