For Joshua, music is a hobby, a happy place, and a way to escape the worries of his Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. When Joshua was given the opportunity to have his most heartfelt wish granted, he knew exactly what he wanted. Joshua wished to meet his favorite DJ.
For Joshua’s wish presentation party, his family and friends were treated to a meal at his favorite restaurant, Red Robin. The employees made Joshua feel extra special with balloons, special attention and even a cake in the shape of an electric guitar! On his wish day, Joshua and his parents were escorted by limousine to the airport. The highly anticipated concert day had finally arrived! Joshua and his family enjoyed a private meet and greet with his favorite DJ. Joshua even told his mom, “I am so excited I feel like I am going to faint!” Joshua asked him some questions, and they bonded because he even found out that they had something in common; they were both adopted! The DJ signed Joshua’s Make-A-Wish shirt and gave Joshua’s mom a kiss on the cheek. One of Joshua’s favorite moments occurred during the concert when the DJ did a “shout out” to Joshua saying who he was and why he was there. This made him feel so special.
Joshua said, “this is the best thing that has ever happened to me.” Joshua’s family said his trip was perfect and something they will never forget. Joshua is very grateful to Make-A-Wish and Andrew Estrin for bringing him such joy and making his wish come true.