When Kaskade fan, Efrain Cuessy, was identified with stage-two Hodgkin’s lymphoma on the age of 17, he had a number of rounds of chemotherapy therapies to face, and a option to make: what to want for, by way of Make-A-Wish Foundation. A longtime Kaskade listener, Cuessy determined to make use of his want to carry the “Fun” producer to his approaching 18th birthday celebration.
Not lengthy after Cuessy shared his want with fellow members of the tightly knit group of Kaskade followers, Kaskade Konnect, Cuessy heard from Kaskade’s Media Director, Jodi Call.
“Jodi informed me to save lots of my want–this one could be on the Kaskade staff,” Cuessy recalled in an Instagram publish. “I couldn’t piece these phrases collectively. When I informed my mother and father that Kaskade could be coming to my occasion, they laughed,” Cuessy writes. “They knew how a lot I beloved Kaskade and the way I’d at all times wished to see him carry out since I’d first heard his music.”
Updates from the Kaskade camp interspersed Cuessy’s chemotherapy, till the sequence of calendar days arrived at Cuessy’s birthday, January 31. Having obtained a cancer-free prognosis 16 days prior, Cuessy definitely had trigger to have a good time. PRG and Sexy Lites donated the tools that will convert Cuessy’s birthday celebration from a yard celebration, to a totally loaded digital environment. Owner of Sexy Lites, Sean Guarino, and Vice President of PRG, Tim Brennan, automobile pooled to personally drive the leisure from Las Vegas, to Cuessy’s residence in Whittier, California. When all the essential tech was in place and able to go, all of the occasion was lacking was Kaskade.
“Kaskade walked into my yard, stated hello to me, and requested if I used to be prepared for somewhat back-to-back motion,” Cuessy continued of Kaskade’s arrival at his occasion.
Cuessy and Kaskade shared the decks for a 30-minute set. After Cuessy and Kaskade’s back-to-back efficiency, Kaskade took over to ship what could be Cuessy’s first-ever dwell Kaskade set.
“If I might hang around with my followers on this small of a scale on daily basis I’d. Getting to know Efrain and his story was such an inspiration for me. It was an automated ‘Yes’ after I heard that he wished me to play his 18th birthday celebration in his yard,” Kaskade says. “When I came upon he wished to play earlier than me, I insisted on a b2b – that is how we did it again within the day. I’m so appreciative of everybody who donated their time and tools to have a good time Efrain’s birthday, and I’m honored that he requested me to be a part of it.”
Photo Credit: Efrain Cuessy/@cuessyphotos