Like a lot of people his age, 17-year-old Mustaf of Green Bay loves gaming. Unlike his peers, however, he’s fighting a life-threatening illness. So Make-A-Wish Wisconsin stepped in to give him the gift of a lifetime.
For nearly 40 years, Make-A-Wish has been granting life-changing wishes for children and families. From meeting a real-life unicorn to seeing the Northern Lights in Alaska, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin has made it happen.
Thanks to generous partners and donors, Make-A-Wish has made more than 300,000 wishes come true around the world since 1980. So when Mustaf wished for a top-of-the line gaming computer, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin knew just who to call.
Here at Elevity, Jake Scott and Matt Freymiller jumped at the chance to create a one-of-a-kind gaming rig for Mustaf.
Helping Others Feels Awesome
As a gamer himself, Project Engineer Jake Scott (pictured at left) knows what makes a good gaming PC. The computer he built for Mustaf includes an i9 processor, 32 GB of RAM, and RGB lighting with glass panel sides.
“I’d been searching for different ways to give back to the community and had been at a loss until this chance came up,” says Jake. “This was an opportunity for me to apply my knowledge of technology to a good cause. It fills me with great joy to know that I’m playing a part in making a wish come true.”
Business Analyst & vCIO Matt Freymiller (pictured at right) was also involved in the project. Although Matt served in the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation for three years, this was his first Make-A-Wish experience.
“A friend of mine said it best when he said: ‘you’re never closer to God than when you volunteer.’ In working with the GFC Charitable Foundation and other opportunities, I’ve found that to be very true,” says Matt. “I always come out of these opportunities feeling refreshed and energized in a way that is unmatched by anything else I’ve found.”
A Wish Can Make All the Difference
Every 20 minutes, a child is diagnosed with a critical illness. But thanks to Make-A-Wish, every 34 minutes a child’s wish is granted in the U.S. A wish creates strength, hope, and positive change – not only for the recipient, but also for their family and community.
Partnering with Make-A-Wish on Mustaf’s wish has been a real honor for us. We believe that connecting people with the right technology can transform their lives.
“When Make-A-Wish is involved, you know the person’s diagnosis is serious. It’s good knowing that Mustaf’s wish is something that’ll give him hours of enjoyment while he’s going through treatment and, hopefully, the healing process,” says Matt.
“My oldest son, who’s about the same age as Mustaf, games with his friends as a way to stay in communication and maintain his friendships,” Matt continues. “I hope Mustaf is able to enjoy those same benefits and that it helps him heal and stay healthy.”
Best wishes on your healing journey, Mustaf, from all your friends at Elevity!