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Make-A-Wish Comes To The Village

The Village recently had the privilege of partnering with Make-A-Wish Hawaii to make the wish of 16 yr. old Jin Shaw come true. As a passionate music enthusiast, Jin’s wish was to record an original rap song at a professional LA recording studio; a pretty amazing wish, if you ask us. Paired with writer Will Wetzel and The Village’s own audio engineer, Gabe Burch, Jin spent 3 days in the studio creating what was nothing short of magic.

While Jin was delighted by his writing and recording experience, we benefited from working with this impressive young man just as much. Gabe said, “It was a great weekend for me. Jin is as talented as he is inspiring, and having the chance to meet and work with him and his family at the studio was a wonderful experience. I’m grateful to Make-A-Wish for providing me the opportunity to use my musical background to hopefully make a meaningful, positive difference in someone else’s life.”

A huge thank you goes out to Make-A-Wish Hawaii for making this experience possible, and to Jin; You are truly inspiring, and it was an honor to be a part of your journey!

Watch a video of Jin here.

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