Variety the Children's Charity of Texas
Caden
Variety is looking for individuals and companies interested in helping a deserving child and his family.
 
Are you who we are looking for?
Five year old Forney resident Caden needs your help. At 12 days old, he was injured while in his father's care, resulting in a traumatic brain injury that ultimately led to the removal of the left side of Caden's brain.
 
Caden continues to live with muscle weakness on his left side, cannot use his left arm and is unable to walk or talk.
 
Caden's life is full of mobility needs. He is currently enrolled in a half day preschool program for children with special needs, attends occupational and physical therapy twice a week at a clinic in Mesquite (20-25 minutes from his house) and has in-home speech therapy twice a week, not to mention other routine medical appointments and doctor visits.
 
The family's current vehicle does not suit the needs of a family with a child confined to a wheelchair. Nor does it make financial sense to retrofit the vehicle to suit their needs, and the cost of a replacement vehicle that does (from $10,000 to $55,000) is more than Caden's single income family can reasonably afford.
 
Throughout the summer of 2010, Variety and its partners, like Starplex Cinemas, are raising funds to get Caden and his family a vehicle that does suit their needs.
 
Variety is looking for individuals and companies wishing to assist in this worthwhile endeavor.
 
Details on how you can get involved are available at ACarForCaden.org or by contacting Variety at 214.346.0920 or e-mail.
 
Variety and Caden want to thank you in advance for your consideration. 
 
 
Click here to read The Forney Post story on Caden and Variety's campaign.
A Car for Caden
Ways to Help Caden:
 
 
- Bid on Auction Items from the likes of 20th Century Fox, Cinemark, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures and so many more. (Full details of dates and item descriptions coming soon. A current list of items can be found here.) 
 
- Donate an item to the auction.
 
- Pass this message along to friends and family.
Already Helping Caden:
 
- Early Adopters: Starplex Cinemas and Deluxe Media Management
 
- Silent Auction Donors: 20th Century Fox, Cinemark USA, Gold Medal Products, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Rave Motion Pictures, Roadhouse Attractions, Sony Pictures Releasing, Universal Pictures and many more.