Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Gives Terminally Ill Fan a “Dream Day”
The Living the Dream Foundation describes itself as “a non-profit foundation that helps children and young adults living with life-threatening illnesses stay positive, maintain hope, and appreciate each and every day, regardless of their affliction. We achieve this by providing rich and rewarding, #DREAMDAY experiences.” These “can include meet n’ greets with their heroes, VIP access to concerts and special events, hanging out behind the scenes, hospital visits, surprise gifts, and most importantly, lasting memories that our guests and their families will treasure forever.” The foundation’s CEO and co-chair is Pierce the Veil frontman Vic Fuentes.
The foundation recently arranged for a one-hour online video chat between Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and a terminally ill young fan, Trevor. Sadly, Trevor has since passed away, but his family has authorized the Living the Dream Foundation to release a portion of his chat with Taylor. You can view it below.
“I admire your attitude, man,” Taylor tells Trevor in the clip. “You’ve got a lot of fortitude.”
Other topics of discussion include indoor skydiving, monster truck rallies, and Star Wars.
Says the Living the Dream Foundation about the interaction between Taylor and Trevor:
“This is our extraordinary #DreamDay guest, Trevor. Trevor was battling terminal brain cancer at this time, and for his #DreamDay, he got to meet his favorite singer, Corey Taylor! Corey was so kind and generous, speaking to Trevor about Star Wars and monster trucks for over an entire hour. As the conversation progressed, you could see Trevor’s body language and energy perk up with excitement and uncontainable joy. It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment that none of us will ever forget. Sadly, a few weeks after their conversation, Trevor lost his battle with brain cancer. Before he passed, he was still getting out doing what he loved despite being paralyzed. Trevor fought through the pain to partake in his passions and spend time with his loved ones. We honor his life by showing the world what a strong, confident, funny, and loving guy he indeed was. Trevor’s fight inspires us all to enjoy each and every day and to live life to its fullest. Our hearts go out to Trevor’s family and friends for their loss. Special thanks to Corey Taylor for taking the time to make Trevor’s dream come true.”
“It takes 2 seconds to make the decision to be good to someone in this world. That 2 seconds can make a person’s lifetime. That is all the reward I need to do what I can for the people with LTD.”
Learn more about the Living the Dream Foundation here.