Caring for Calvin

& family

This website has been recently created to help get more support from the community for Calvin Brezgel… and his Family.

It is being updated.
In the meantime, here is Calvin’s story:

Calvin is now 11 years old. He’s quite the trooper!

Calvin Clark Brezgel was born on April 6, 2012 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Dan (Dad) wanted to name him “Kal-el” after Superman, but Deborah (Mom) was hesitant- so they settled with Calvin “Clark.”

When Calvin came into this world, their lives changed forever. They were blessed with another child, but little did we know what was coming ahead.

Calvin was born with a super rare genetic disorder that has only been seen in about 40 people in the entire world.

A few hours after giving birth, Mom and Dad found out that he is blind, deaf, and cannot eat by his mouth.

“He can barely hear us, he can’t see us, but we love him.”
– Calvin’s Dad, Mom, and Family

Since birth, Calvin has had countless seizures. He uses an oxygen tank and a suction device to help him breathe.

Calvin takes 7+ strong medications daily and he needs regular care from many doctors, nurses, and specialists.

His condition is so delicate that at the drop of a hat, he can transition from being healthy to being very sick.

It’s hard to imagine how a family can stay together through such challenging circumstances, but with the love and support of the many wonderful people that
surround them, they continue to fight on Calvin’s behalf to give him the best possible life he can have.

The Brezgel’s struggle daily…

Mom works 3 part-time jobs and takes Calvin to all his medical appointments- weekly.

Dad works full-time and goes to college full-time online in efforts to get a higher paying job.

The family struggles to keep a roof over their head each and every year, and they do their best to give the loving support their children need.

As you can probably imagine, the Brezgel family struggles financially, mentally, and physically, because of the plethora of needs of their family and their disabled son, Calvin.


All proceeds go directly to Calvin’s Family, and right now, they will be for medical supplies for Calvin & for getting a replacement wheelchair van- which is of high priority for their transportation needs.

Each year the family must have fundraisers help raise money to meet the growing needs for Calvin’s care, medical equipment, and bills.

Fundraisers have been an immense help to them and they are so grateful to the community for our support.

We are always in need of venue locations, volunteers, catering, sponsors, entertainment, and advertising for Fundraisers for Calvin and the Family.

Sharing information about these fundraisers also goes a long way, as we need all the help we can get for the family.

Here are some ways to support
this little angel and family…

Attend Fundraisers
Our latest fundraiser for Calvin & Family was on Sunday, November 26, 2023 from 12pm-4pm @ Curly’s Waterfront Sports Bar & Grill W272N2696 Lakeview Blvd, Pewaukee, WI 53072

We had a great turnout with Meat Boxes Raffle, Baskets Raffle, 50/50 Cash Raffle, and multiple Silent Auctions!

We hope you can come to help support Calvin & Family with all of us at future Fundraisers. We’ll post an update on Facebook and in the Fundraisers page here once we know more of the next one.

Donate Raffle Prizes
We will always be in need of raffle items for our fundraisers, such as tickets to events, gift certificates, products of any kind, etc.

Please contact us for more information.

There is not enough research on Calvin’s condition to foresee his future needs.

Calvin’s family will continue to face medical and financial challenges every day, and every cent that is donated will go towards Calvin’s care.