Bike rides, beach days, trips to the park – these are all staples of childhood that children with disabilities want to experience. They want to be active and mobile like other children in their communities.
But the durable medical equipment necessary to give these kids the independence they desire is often too expensive for many families. And insurance isn’t always the answer – in many cases, devices like adaptive bikes and special needs strollers are denied, despite their immense physical and therapeutic benefits, because insurance doesn’t consider them to be necessary items.
This is where Variety-the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin steps in. Variety helps kids gain mobility, confidence, freedom, independence and the chance to join in the life of their community by providing funding for walkers, wheelchairs, specially-designed adaptive bikes, strollers, and other devices to families with the most need.
Click here to read more about Variety’s programs.