30 Nov Skyenne
Skyenne is a 14 year old girl attending her first year of high school. Although she is severely limited in verbal, fine and gross motor skills, her personality is not! She wins the hearts of many with her huge smile.
After many years of unanswered questions, her family learned she is living with a form of progressive myoclonic epilepsy. Her parents are still left with many unknowns, but choose to focus on the present to make her life as enjoyable as possible.
An important part of Skyenne’s life is her time at school, where her educational assistants are known to go the extra mile for her. Skyenne’s family contacted Variety because her current mode of transportation – her faithful blue stroller that had been used to transport her to and from school since kindergarten – was failing apart.
Besides being well worn and a little outgrown, it had a broken cross bar that made up the back frame of the stroller, making it quite unsafe for Skyenne.
With funding through Variety’s Special Needs Program, Skyenne received a new Convaid Rodeo Transit Stroller in June. She can now be transported safely and comfortably to and from school, can take cat naps anywhere and is able to go with her family on outing in the community.