Our Kids

Dru H.

Dru lives in Perryville and attends Perryville High School.  Dru came off of a stellar 8th grade year and in her class of approximately 180 students, she was named female Student Athlete of the year because of her talent and good … Read More

Drew H.

At CBC High School in St. Louis, Drew was a linebacker for the football team.  He was injured falling from a balcony.  "Stronger than Ever" quickly became Drew's motto because of his determination and perserverance.  Missouri KIDS has … Read More


Mackenzie, age 6, and her family were involved in a car accident. Kenzie suffered major injuries due to this accident including a broken back and damage to her spinal cord. Mackenzie’s injuries have resulted in paralysis from her chest … Read More


Anthony grew up in Arnold. He was injured while playing football. Missouri KIDS was able to assist Anthony with several things to make him more independent. Anthony’s bedroom & bathroom were remodeled to be accessible. A concrete … Read More


Becky grew up in Eolia playing softball.  She currently works for a local church as an administrative assistant. She loves to spend time with her husband, daughters, family & friends. She also enjoys reading, painting, spending time … Read More


Blake lives in Gerald. He was injured when he fell from a tree stand while hunting. Missouri KIDS has been able to assist Blake in a number of ways. An accessible van with e-z locks empowers Blake to enjoy his growing independence. … Read More


Chris lives in Washington. He was injured in a motorcycle accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury. Missouri KIDS has assisted Chris’s independence with a SAEBO hand stretch device designed to maximize arm & hand function … Read More


Clayton lives in Defiance. He played high school football. Clayton was injured in a motorcycle accident. Missouri KIDS has enhanced Clayton’s independence with a stair lift, a wheelchair, & exercise bike called a Theracycle. … Read More


Cougar Clifford lived in Louisana, MO and attended Louisiana High School. On a winter day, he was out having fun in the snow with his friends. At one point, he did a flip into snow pile, landed on his head, and his neck being was … Read More


The Original Missouri Kid Doug, the first Missouri KIDS recipient, lives in Ballwin. He was injured in a high school wrestling accident & the outpouring of support for him after his injury lead to the beginnings of Missouri … Read More


Drew lives in Herculaneum. Drew was in a car accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury & unable to hold up his head on his own. Then MO KIDS entered his life. Drew’s mom, Kathy, says, “The assistance from MO KIDS has … Read More

Greg F.

Greg lives in St. Louis. In the summer of 1983, Greg broke his neck in a diving accident. He had dreamed of becoming an architect. Greg says, “There are kind-hearted people who have stepped up to help me; extremely significantly and very … Read More

Greg H.

Greg is from Neosho. His love for rugby didn’t end when he was injured in a biking accident. In fact, Missouri KIDS helped Greg pursue his talent in professional competitive wheelchair rugby. His first connection with Missouri KIDS … Read More


Jeff grew up in St. Louis. He loved sports. He played baseball, participated in track & field, and was a swimmer. After Jeff was injured in a diving accident, Missouri KIDS was able to assist Jeff in completing both bachelors and … Read More


John & his family live in St. Peters. A basic move gone wrong during high school football practice left John with a traumatic head injury. John says of Missouri KIDS, “The assistance I received has allowed me the ability to … Read More


At Parkway North High School in St. Louis, Kiland Sampa was an avid tennis player. In fact, he led his team to State as a freshman and well-ranked in the United States Tennis Association. And then came the pool diving accident that changed … Read More


Margaret lives in Jefferson City. Margaret was injured in a car accident when she was only five years old. It was her love for & participation in cheerleading that helped her connect with Missouri KIDS. Until Missouri KIDS came into … Read More


Mariya lives in St. Louis.  Mariya was a competitive swimmer until she was injured in a diving accident. Missouri KIDS has been able to empower Mariya’s independence with the purchase of a Swedish help arm which is a counterbalanced … Read More

Michael B.

Michael is from St. Louis. He was an agile baseball player until a diving accident into a landscape pool changed that. When asked what Missouri KIDS has meant to him, Michael responds, “The assistance has been invaluable. Without the YMCA … Read More

Michael S.

Michael grew up in Perryville where he was a high school football player. He was injured in a car accident.  Missouri KIDS has assisted Michael with a racing wheelchair that he uses for competitions. Michael now works as an insurance … Read More

Mike R.

Mike lives in St. Louis. He was a basketball player until he was injured doing a back flip. With the help of the Missouri KIDS scholarship fund, he has graduated from Webster University with double majors in secondary education & … Read More


Morgan grew up in Rolla. He was injured by a tackle in a high school football play-off game. Missouri KIDS assisted him with an accessible van. When Morgan first received his van, he went to church for the first time in five months. The … Read More


Paul lives in Lake St. Louis. He was a cross country runner in high school. He was out running one day when he was hit by a car. He received a traumatic brain injury in that accident. He loves dancing, bowling, sports, & … Read More


Scott’s family, four children & his widow, live in O’Fallon, Missouri. After breaking his neck in a diving accident, MO KIDS was able to provide a customized van that enabled him to drive for himself. The van was a life-changer. It … Read More


Travis was raised in Marble Hill and played basketball until he was involved in a car accident. He is the presiding Commissioner for Bollinger County. Travis loves sports, puzzles and family activities. He is very clear that MO KIDS has … Read More