Sometimes a single wish has the capability to alter the course of someone's life. This speaks true of Diego's wish to have DJ equipment.
Diego was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder known as PANDAS. Symptoms make daily life for Diego quite challenging and with the rarity of this illness, making a diagnosis was difficult for doctors. Despite the everyday challenges Diego is faced with, he finds solace in music.
Diego regularly creates music to elevate his spirits and boost the morale of his family. When he spends hours mixing tunes and creating new sounds, he forgets the challenges of his medical condition. Diego loves performing for an audience, too! That's why Diego wished to have DJ equipment, so he could not only spend time making incredible music but also feel like a normal kid again.
In 2014, Diego’s wish came true. Instantly he taught himself how to use the equipment and was “dropping beats” in no time.
Within a couple of months, he earned his first big gig, an event in front of a crowd of over 10,000 people. Diego realized that this wasn’t just a fun hobby, but it was something he wanted to pursue professionally.
Since Diego’s wish was granted, he’s performed in many venues all over the United States. He is known by his fans for being inspiring and being an advocate for overcoming illness and anti-bullying.
“I wouldn’t have all of this if it wasn’t for my wish being granted,” he said. His wish not only got him and his family through some of the toughest times of their lives, but it continues to be a wish that keeps on giving. It helped him push forward through treatments when he had no hope and changed the course of his life.