Birthdays are special and this week, we’re celebrating a student who serves as a light and inspiration to others. He has reached incredible achievements and we’re proud of his dedication to academics, music and athletics. Happy birthday, Danny Urbano-Campusano!

As a LEAP Foundation DC mentee, Danny was the recipient of the organization’s scholarship in 2019, which would assist in his educational endeavors. A freshman at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattesville, Md., Danny is an asset to the school’s football team. He continues to nurture his musical talent on the drums, guitar, trumpet, percussion instruments and the piano. He is able to share his talent through church music group Alabanza.

Danny is a Washington native and the son of Dominican-born parents. Academic challenges are no match for Danny — he is committed to working hard and continues to celebrate successes. At LEAP Foundation DC, we recognize Danny as a leader who is sure to continue embracing opportunities as they are presented.

It is for all of these reasons and more that we are recognizing Danny’s special day. Here are a few more reasons and ways you should celebrate every birthday with joy and gratefulness:


Another year of good health

An opportunity to reflect on the milestones that have been reached

And a second opportunity to set goals for the next year of life

You are special

You are important

Another chance to make good on past regrets

It’s the perfect excuse to gather with all of your favorite people



Write a piece on your social media pages about someone special

Put together a thoughtful gift that has special meaning

Throw a surprise party

Put in writing all of your favorite attributes about the individual

Take the day off to do something fun

Make a donation in the individual’s name

Make a promise to offer support and encouragement for the next year of life

Collect donations to a favorite charity