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Luigi's DJ Experience

Luigi's DJ wish

“ ... the day the music played. ”

Luigi, an ambitious 15 year old, from Brownsville, TX, was the recipient of the 800th wish from Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley.

Luigi has been in and out of the hospital since he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma . His wish was to have all the equipment needed to become a DJ, so he could help his single mother pay for their medical bills.  His mother is also coping with a heart condition. Luigi knew that by DJing, he would be able to share his love for music with others without putting too much stress on his body. One leg has been amputated, due to his bone cancer, so this is something that would allow him to sit while working.

With the help of Wells Enterprises, Inc. - the makers of Blue Bunny Ice Cream- Luigi’s wish came true. Garcia arrived at Herme’s Music store believing that he was only going to pick out the equipment he desired. His Make-A-Wish family and friends posed as shoppers while Herme’s employee, Julio, showed him around the store. Then Julio played a song on a model DJ display, identical to the one Luigi would be receiving, to signal everybody to gather and celebrate the wish. Balloons and banners

 dropped, confetti was flying, fog filled the room, a crowd of people poured from outside and within the store, and Garcia was presented with all of his new DJ equipment.  As he stared in shock and mama cried,  local DJ's from his favorite radio station stepped up to show him how to operate his new equipment.

A real crowd pleaser was when representatives from Blue Bunny supplied a freezer of ice-cream for the celebration. A local TV station captured Luigi's festive day to share with the community and Hermes created a video for Luigi to treasure. Luigi and his family drove away with his new business cards and a truck full of DJ equipment, ready for his first gig.  As guests left, many still wearing party hats and glow necklaces, smiles and a real sense of fulfillment reflected on their faces.  No doubt, many lives were affected the day the music played

Wells Enterprises, Inc., makers of Blue Bunny® ice cream, is celebrating their 100th birthday in 2013 and has aligned with Make-A-Wish® to make their 100th birthday wish come true – that 100 kids with life-threatening medical conditions have their wishes granted.

Luigi's wish was one of the 100 wishes to be granted through this program. to read about all of the wishes being granted. While you’re there, sign the Wish Card to enter your personal words of encouragement for every wish fulfilled.

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