A group of local kids are getting more access to the first all-inclusive playground in Cedar Rapids.

Variety Star Playground at Noelridge Park is built for kids with special needs in mind.

It helps them gain strength and independence, while getting equitable access to play and the ability to join life the way other kids get to.

Now, eight eastern Iowa kids are getting special mobility equipment from the same group responsible for the playground itself.

They're usually pretty expensive, several thousand a piece, and they're not covered by insurance.

But advocates and parents say something like this can be life-changing for these kids.





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