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Farmingdale, Maine Resident Donates Birthday in Support of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

It’s not every child who dedicates their birthday to giving back, but Farmingdale resident Gabrielle Elliot is an exception. When Elliott was just 8-years old, she decided to forgo birthday presents and raise money for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) instead. Four years later, Elliott is back at it and chose to honor her big day by donating her birthday in support of BBCH through the My Miracle Birthday program.

“[Gabrielle] wanted to do something for someone else because she didn’t need presents. She tossed around a couple ideas and found the children’s hospital,” says Elliott’s mother, Felicia. “She decided she wanted to help the kids.”

Elliott celebrated her 12th birthday on April 15th by raising an amazing $680 in support of the children’s hospital. Her generosity is truly the gift that keeps on giving and will go on to support outstanding medical care for children in Maine.

Elliott used the My Miracle Birthday website platform to collect donations. The website allows the birthday donor to personalize their fundraising page and share with friends and family via email or social media.

Every dollar that Elliott raises in support of the children being treated at BBCH will be doubled, thanks to matching gift commitments from Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution and P&C Insurance.

Donations to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital through the My Miracle Birthday program enhance the care provided at Maine’s only children’s hospital through the purchase of pediatric medical equipment and by providing financial support for specialized programs, like Child Life.

Visit to learn how children, parents and community members can use their birthdays to help The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital provide life-saving care for local kids.