Most people probably know Vic Fuentes as the frontman and guitarist for San Diego post-hardcore band Pierce the Veil. But Vic is also the CEO of the Living The Dream Foundation, an organization which offers children and young adults who are battling life-threatening illnesses their “Dream Day.” For example, Fuentes arranged for one young metalhead to have a virtual meet-up with his favorite rock star: Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor.
As reported by Loudwire, Corey took a moment to virtually meet up with Trevor, a young Slipknot fan who has since passed away due to terminal brain cancer. With the blessing of Trevor’s family, the foundation has shared the video of their online meeting, in which Trevor and Corey talk indoor skydiving, monster trucks, and Star Wars.
“We started doing virtual Dream Days out of necessity during the pandemic,” said Fuentes, “but never expected them to take on such a powerful role in our mission and create some of the most heartfelt and life-changing moments between our guests and their favorite artists…There’s nothing like seeing our guests smiling and feeling so much positive energy as they meet their heroes for the first time. One conversation can give them so much hope and inspire them to keep fighting for their lives. It’s been a beautiful thing so far, and we’re definitely going to keep doing them, in addition to facilitating our upcoming live festival Dream Day experiences.”
“It takes two seconds to make the decision to be good to someone in this world,” said Taylor. “That two seconds can make a person’s lifetime. That is all the reward I need to do what I can for the people with LTD.”
Check out Trevor and Corey’s Dream Day sit-down below:
Everyone at The Pit sends their heart out to Trevor’s friends and family during this difficult time.
Words by Chris Krovatin