RSVP for October 26, 2017 Event
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Program Begins: 7:00 PM
Each year the College of DuPage (COD) Photography Department has partnered with Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley to showcase the beauty and daily lives of children with special needs. The photographs that line the halls of the center, and the stories they tell, offer hope and inspiration to all. Many photographers create video slide shows as well.
"The photographs you see bring to life, in a visual form, some of the most amazing souls you will ever meet in a way that words can never do. Behind every photo is a child who dreams colorful adventures at night like any other, a child who has that same sense of humor as their parents, a child who loves and wants to be loved.
Many of them may have no ability to say those words to you, or to write them down with clarity, but these photos tell their stories in a way that words can never do. Thank you – immensely - to the photographers and faculty for being their storytellers tonight……there is a room full of parents, family and clients here tonight who will be amazed at the stories you are telling us shortly.
Please take a moment – even just a brief moment – and take a real look at each photo. Think, even for just a quick second, to appreciate the child speaking in the picture – the dreams they dream, the love they feel and give and the bright road they are working so hard to run down."- Derek Ladgenski, Board Member of Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley
2017 Featured Photo