July 24, 2014

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Meet Ja’Quan

unnamedJaQuan is a ten-year-old boy who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He is one of four children in an active and involved family. We first met JaQuan in 2010 and since then, he has been an active member of the Variety family attending many of the Future Kids events.

When we first met Ja’Quan, he used a reverse walker for mobility. He was an active six-year-old who wanted to keep up with his siblings and friends. JaQuan‘s family wanted him to be able to better participate in school activities, recreation and leisure activities so they applied for an adaptive bike from Variety. Variety granted JaQuan an adaptive bike that summer. The bike has provided fun exercise to help build functional strength and endurance throughout the musculature of both his legs. Best of all, it  has provided JaQuan with a great way to play with peers and keep up with them around the neighborhood. He can now walk without the assistance of a walker!

Variety kid Ja’Quan was recently featured in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The article graced the front page of the local section and spoke about Variety’s bike program. Click here to read the newspaper article.

Ja’Quan and his mother Latoya went to Emery’s Cycle and Fitness Center to get a bike tune up on Ja’Quan’s adaptive bike. The bike was covered with love bruises, evidence from the many bike rides, and needed much tender loving care. Brent Emery, the co-owner of the bike shop and long time Variety partner, made sure that the bike was in proper riding condition so that Ja’Quan could enjoy his bike for the rest of the summer.

 

 

 

 

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July 22, 2014

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Sign up for our Future Kids Events!

The Future Kids Program helps Wisconsin children with physical disabilities reach their full potential in life. Experiences in education, culture, sport and community are the cornerstones to develop skills that can lead to that future. This program takes children with physical challenges and their immediate family members on free outings to museums, professional sporting events, […]

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July 22, 2014

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Beyond Design Bike Tour

Join us for the 10th Annual Beyond Design Bike Tour! We are excited that we have been invited to be one of the benefiting charities again this year. Ride, network, laugh and enjoy the beautiful landscape! Multiple riding options available, choose from 25, 65 and 80 mile routes. And if you’re not into biking – […]

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June 20, 2014

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Chatter Matters! Communication Camp

Variety will be hosting its second overnight camp from June 26th – 29th!  Chatter Matters! Communication Camp is for children with physical disabilities who cannot speak in a typical way and use assistive technology – iPads, laptops, and more – to communicate with their friends, families, therapists and teachers. This year, 20 Variety kids and […]

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June 20, 2014

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Sign up for our Future Kids events!

The Future Kids Program helps Wisconsin children with physical disabilities reach their full potential in life. Experiences in education, culture, sport and community are the cornerstones to develop skills that can lead to that future. This program takes children with physical challenges and their immediate family members on free outings to museums, professional sporting events, […]

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May 28, 2014

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Sponsor a Child for Camp!

You can change a child’s life right now – give the gift of communication! Diego could not talk with his family or friends, not because he didn’t have anything to say, but because he simply could not speak. His primary way of communicating was through finger pointing. It was a constant guessing game to understand […]

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May 15, 2014

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We are excited to announce that Variety of Wisconsin will host the Variety International Conference in 2015! On April 30th 2015, representatives of all the Variety Tents worldwide will gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to further Variety’s core purpose of helping children who are sick, disadvantaged or live with special needs. Please save the dates April 30th […]

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May 15, 2014

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Variety’s Open House

Variety’s Open House Date: Thursday, June 5th Time: 4-6pm Location: 12425 Knoll Road, Suite 110 The sun is shining, the air is warm and we’ve opened the patio doors! You’re invited to Variety’s open house as we show off our new office space, share recent happenings, and unveil upcoming excitements at Variety! Please join us […]

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May 15, 2014

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Presidential Citation and Innovation Awards

Presidential Citation Award We are excited to announce that Variety supporter Scott Gierhan will be awarded the 2014 Variety International Presidential Citation Award at the 2014 World Conference in recognition of his exceptional and sustained contribution to Variety of Wisconsin. He will be awarded at the 2014 World Conference Awards Luncheon on Sunday May 25, 2014. The Presidential Citation […]

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March 20, 2014

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SAVE THE DATE!

It’s never too early to start thinking about golf season!  Be sure to mark your calendars for this year’s fundraising golf outings: 36th Annual Ben Marcus Memorial Variety Golf Classic Monday, July 14th Grand Geneva Resort & Spa 12:00pm shotgun start $250/Golfer – Several sponsorship options available Visit the Ben Marcus Variety Golf Classic website […]

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