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Will: I wish to have my own drum set


“ Thank you for showing your love on Will’s special day ”

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"We thank all you people out here showing your love today,
Thank you for you showing your love on Will’s special day,
We’ve all got our mojo workin',
Got our mojo workin' and Will’s really happy today"

Seven-year-old Will wished to have his very own drum set. Guitar Center in Matthews, NC granted this awesome wish. Drums from Guitar Center, food from Zaxby's, custom T-shirts from Action Plus Ideas, and a cake made by the students from Johnson and Wales all made the day very exciting for Will. 

The local community stepped-up and exceeded in making this an extra special day for Will. The Panthers PurrCussion team dropped by to give Will an autographed PurrCussion snare drum actually used on the line at a Panther’s football game. They also gave him a custom-made jersey.

To make the day even more special, Will's father and grandfather played a "blues" song they wrote just for Will. He joined in the song with his new drum set! Will discovered his love for music and rhythm during the long stretches of time spent at home. Will has a Burkitt's Tumor, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that required a lot of treatment. The wish reveal party came at a great time for Will and his family. After many tests and months waiting, Will has been declared cancer-free and looks forward to a childhood full of laughter, music and smiles. 

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