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Jaime Gordon

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As many of you know we are very active in the Philly Friendship Circle and this will be our third year walking and fundraising. What you might not know, is what the Friendship Circle does for my Dylan and my two neurotypical kids, Nico and Jemma- It is the one place where they can go together and do activities- Dylan is able to participate because of the wonderful volunteers that help facilitate his play. Dylan spends a lot of time car pooling his siblings and their friends to all of their activities- Dylan really has no activities that are not therapy based- he has no real friends of his own because of his autism- but at the Friendship Circle - he is able to dance, listen to music, cook and do art projects with other children like him and their siblings. As a parent all that you want for your children is to be happy and healthy- but it is so important to have friendship- other people in your life who care about you and want to engage with you. It is heartbreaking raising a child with autism who can't communicate his wants and needs with you and has no outside friends beyond his family and family friends. The Friendship Circle opened a door for us to teach Dylan about friendship and how fun it can be. It also pairs Dylan with a teenage volunteer that comes to our home and plays with him. Friendship Circle provides me with the most needed respite that parents who have children that require their supervision 24/7 so desperately need. Yet, they charge nothing for all of these truly amazing things they provide.
I know that it seems that everyone is always raising money for charities that are close to their hearts- I ask that you support Dylan so the Friendship Circle can continue educating young volunteers and providing the life changing programming for my family and others in our situation. Also, if your company wants to be a corporate sponsor- or matches donations, that would be great.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this and considering donating. If you cannot donate, please do not let it stop you from signing up to walk with us on Team Godylango- we want to have the largest team ever- it is free to sign up and you get a free t-shirt. Please come to the walk- it is a great family event filled with friendship and inclusion.

Check out the great video below about how The Friendship Circle creates a more inclusive community for teens, young adults, individuals with special needs and their families.

I appreciate any support you can offer! Help kick off the year by walking with me, donating to my page, or starting your own fundraising campaign!
Best - Jaime



raised of $10,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. TThe Millrood Family
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3. ATAlyssa Terk
Go Dylan Go!
4. LSLaura Stern
Happy to support you and your crew!!
5. LSLauren Schatz
6. JJess and Josh Lutzker
You are amazing! Hope you have a wonderful walk. Xo

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