EDM duo The Chainsmokers help make local teen's Make-A-Wish come true

Posted at 12:02 AM, Aug 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-18 03:09:18-04

Life can be hard enough without having to live with a life-threatening disease like Las Vegas teenager Sarah Hodge.  Diagnosed at birth with Cystic Fibrosis, the 18-year-old has been living with the disease her entire life.

In music, she has found a respite and thanks to the generosity of Wynn Nightlife and popular EDM duo The Chainsmokers, Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada was able to help her make her musical dreams come.  Hodge not only received a Macbook Pro packed with music production software, but also a hands-on DJing demonstration with The Chainsmokers at the Wynn's Intrigue Nightclub.

For Hodge, the Make-A-Wish event Friday night was a complete surprise.

"I walk through the doors and there's a room full of people including my family," she says.  "And then I looked the other way and there's these two guys holding a Macbook Pro which was my wish.  And they're The Chainsmokers."

Hodge says that with her new home music production equipment she hopes to find success in the music industry.

"I want to be behind the scenes of the [Billboard] Top 40 artists," says Hodge.  "I want to be the person who's working on their music."