Birthday Buddies

Celebrate your birthday by helping a child reach their milestones this year.

A fundraising campaign for Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley

Meet Your May Birthday Buddy
Gavin, Age 8

Plans are underway for Gavin's superhero themed birthday celebration later this month. It's a perfect way to recognize the superhero feats and mighty accomplishments he's achieved with help from Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley.

Since he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and speech apraxia at age 3, Gavin has been working on his communication skills. He uses his "talker" (augmentative communication device), non-verbal cues and his wonderful smile to make his feelings known.

He's gaining independence in the classroom and his friends love learning more about his cool communication device.

His family can't wait to see what the next year has in store!

Gavin loves music, dancing, playing with his sister and spending time with his family.

He sends a big, "thank you" to his occupational therapist, Laura, and his speech therapists, Karin and Jamie!


This May, give yourself one more reason to celebrate your birthday! Help children like Gavin achieve their goals.  Make a donation to show support for your birthday buddy and help us reach our $6,500 fundraising goal - enough to cover a weekly therapy session for an entire year.*

Whether you're turning 18 or 80, no gift is too small.
Here are some fun ways to turn your birthday into a celebration for a child at Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley:

  • Donate your age

  • Donate your birth date

  • Keep the giving going all year by making a monthly pledge

  • Skip the gifts and encourage your friends and family to make a donation instead

Thank you, and Happy Birthday from Eastersals DuPage & Fox Valley.


Learn more about how Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley is helping children with developmental delays and disabilities.

*Each year more than 3,200 infants, children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities and their families turn to Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley for the life-changing therapy services and support they need. We provide physical, occupational, speech-language and nutrition therapies as well as specialized clinics and programming from sites in Villa Park, Naperville and Elgin, IL. Our vision is that all children receive the developmental services they need to live their best life.

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About the Organization

Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley