The following excerpt is from a blog post written by John Beekley, VP at Corsair and Make-A-Wish board member, who helped grant Aiden’s wish:
Aiden is a serious fourteen year old with muscular dystrophy. In spite of the challenges he faces on a daily basis, he is focused, positive, and has a smile that lights up the room. When asked what he wants to do when he grows up, Aiden responded that he wants to start and run his own company. He knows his computer gear and his favorite brand happens to be Corsair.
The wish day was incredible. Aiden's family, his parents and three brothers, started the day at Intel to pick up the CPU. The folks at Intel took every one into one of their advanced labs and showed them some extremely cool demos and technology.
After collecting his CPU at Intel, everyone went to Nvidia to collect graphics cards. Nvidia pulled out all the stops; as a graphics company, they have some incredibly cool stuff to show, and they did not hold back.
Once Aiden had his CPU and graphics card, it was time to head to Corsair to build the PC. The team there had some surprises up their sleeves; a custom internal cabling and a specially customized side panel for Aiden’s PC. The build was finally done around 5PM, with everyone completely exhausted. The next morning, one of the Corsair engineers went to Aiden’s house, made sure the rig was completely installed with all three monitors optimally configured, and left it to Aiden to optimize and tune his new PC.