Variety of Kansas

Meet Delaney. She knows everything about her beloved KC Royals. In fact, she has named her pets and decorated her Christmas tree to honor them. She is also an expert at crafting, and knows more than anyone should about “Shopkins” toys.

One thing she doesn’t know….just how much she has inspired Variety and KC Royals volunteers. Maybe it’s showing up in a Royals uniform at a Variety field opening, addressing the Leawood, Kansas, City Council about the importance of Variety’s inclusive playgrounds, or bringing her sparkling personality to every Variety event possible. She is bottled sunshine on wheels!

Delaney wasn’t introduced to Variety through an equipment request for mobility. Her family started coming to Variety events so Delaney would have the opportunity to Be Active, Be Social and Belong. By meeting and connecting with Variety kids and all kids, Delaney expanded her circle of friends and experiences.

Delaney – who knows a lot about a lot of things – soon knew a lot about Variety!

  • Fundraiser? Delaney auctioned off tie-dyed Royals towels.
  • Parties? Always there.
  • Photo-shoot?
  • Front and center!
  • Playgrounds, outings, ball games, volunteering, social media – all part of her ever-expanding and inclusive life.

It’s an emotional conversation as Delaney’s mom thanks Variety for bringing joy and purpose to Delaney’s life….and in turn, through inclusive activities and the chance to help others – Delaney has turned her joy into an ambassadorship for Variety’s mission.

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