Kids Wish and Steve Aoki Collaborate for AL teen

Award winning electronic dance music DJ, producer, and entrepreneur, Steve Aoki is used to astonishing fans and uplifting their spirits with his masterful high-profile remixes and collaborations.  Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, knew right away that Aoki was the one to make AL teen, Juliana Goode’s wish come true.

Juliana suffers from Cushing’s Disease, and after undergoing surgery, she suffered a serious complication and remained in a medically induced coma for weeks. Juliana continues to persevere with a variety of therapies.  Music has been most therapeutic, and she has found joy in mixing and creating her own songs on the school computer.

“When Juliana told us it was Steve Aoki’s music that inspires her most, we knew we had to reach out to him to grant another wish with us,” said Tambra Fulk, Wish Manager.  Kids Wish asked Aoki for advice on getting Juliana her own music equipment for home.  In true Aoki-style, he helped Kids Wish Network pull off the ultimate setup and sent us to one of the best in the industry.

Denon DJ, a leader in digital audio technology specializing in professional DJ equipment, joins this wish collaboration by donating the most innovative DJ console on the market, DJ Prime Go portable console.  Ion Audio also joins the mix by providing two Ion Audio Power Glow 3 speakers.  This smart system paired with Steve Aoki brand headphones with LED lighting effects and a MacBook Air is everything and more than what Juliana wished for.

“Me and my friends at Denon have a present for you,” said Aoki when he surprised her with a ZOOM call.  He spoke with Juliana about her passion for mixing, and gave her encouragement and heartfelt advice on what it takes to musically connect with an audience. “Let the fun lead the way for you and let the music make you feel the way that you’re so happy about,” said Aoki. “When you’re on stage, you’ll be able to make a bunch of people smile and have a good time, and dance, it’s the best feeling ever. You’re going to be an incredible DJ, and I’m really looking forward to seeing you on stage. Keep practicing and keep making people happy.”

“Oh… my… GOSH! OH MY GOSHHH! OH MY GOSH… this is SO cool! exclaimed Juliana.  “I will always remember him.”

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors:

  • Steve Aoki
  • Denon DJ
  • Ion Audio

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We extend special thanks to the celebrities that make this Wish come true!

Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki, the two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ is one of today’s most successful American cross-genre artists, collectively counting 2.8 billion music streams on Spotify. As the founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996, Aoki has helped launch the careers of global acts like The…

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