Austin is an outgoing, 18-year-old whose journey began when his parents took him to the doctor for a persistent cough. A chest x-ray revealed fluid in his lungs, but instead of a simple case of pneumonia, it was caused by a tumor in his chest. He was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma and started chemotherapy the same day.

Austin loves music and plays the drums in his own band, Betrayed by Faith. When he learned that he was eligible to receive a wish, he knew exactly what he would wish for – to meet his favorite band, Asking Alexandria! With your generous support through the amazing Rock for Wishes event, we were able to make that happen!

Austin’s wish experience began with a luxurious limousine ride to the airport before departing for Columbus, OH, where the band was making a tour stop. The day of the concert, Austin and his family were able to pick out some great band merchandise as souvenirs. The band met with Austin before the concert and their drummer signed a pair of his drumsticks and gave them to Austin. Austin and his family listened to all of the bands performing their sound checks before heading backstage to watch the show. The band even called Austin out on stage in the middle of the concert and gave him a guitar!

Austin’s wish was a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience that he and his family will remember forever. We know that the memories of his wish will continue to bring inspiration, strength and joy to his family for years to come. Thank you for helping make Austin’s one true wish come true!