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Wish I Was Collaborates With ‘Wish Kid’ Kara Kupor To Release “Ready To Start” In Honor Of World Wish Day

"Ready to Start" is featured in the new Make-A-Wish PSA to showcase the life-changing benefits a wish can provide to children with critical illnesses.

In celebration of World Wish Day on April 29th, Los Angeles electronic music producer Wish I Was (Tyson Illingworth) has teamed up with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to record “Ready to Start” featuring 18-year old Wish Kid Kara Kuper. It was Kara’s dream and wish to record a song. Being an especially huge fan of the foundation, Mr. Illingworth was very excited to help Kara achieve her dream.

“Words truly can’t describe just how incredible it feels to have granted this wish for Kara. I’ve always known about Make-A-Wish and the incredible work they do but never in my life did I think I’d be able to offer anything of worth for them, let alone granting a wish! “

“So when I first heard that Kara’s wish was to record in a professional studio I thought “wow, I can actually make that happen, how cool is that!”… The feeling was so awesome that it made me nervous!”

-Wish I Was

Recording the Song

Wish I Was secured time at Universal Music’s famous recording studio and enlisted professional songwriters to help with the lyrics. In February, Kara flew all the way from Chagrin Falls, Ohio to bight and beautiful California, to begin working on the song. As a result of their hard work, their completed track was chosen for Make-A-Wish’s Awareness PSA as part of the 2019 World Wish Day campaign.

Wish I Was Featuring Kara Kupor
Wish I Was and Kara Kuper during the recording of “Ready To Start”
in Los Angeles, February 2019

“When Kara arrived in LA she showed up with so much confidence, talent and a charismatic personality! I immediately felt this connection that I only get from the special artists who’ve worked with me for a long time.

‘Ready To Start’ is about standing up proud, being strong, fighting fears and having the courage to just be who you are. To love and believe in yourself.”

-Wish I Was

Make-A-Wish Foundation and World Wish Day

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization. Subsequently serving children in every community in the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, with the help of generous donors, supporters, staff, and over 40,000 volunteers across the US, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 34 minutes, somewhere in the country. Eventually, World Wish Day became an annual event that brings awareness to the significant role granting a wish plays in a child’s medical treatment.

Research shows that a wish can help build the kid’s physical and emotional strength which they will need to fight critical medical problems. Furthermore, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 315,000 wishes to children in the U.S. and its territories; more than 15,600 in 2018 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America and World Wish Day, visit wish.org/worldwishday.

For children battling a critical illness, a wish is more than just a dream.

It can be a turning point in their lives.

-Make-A-Wish Foundation

Artist Wish I Was

Fresh onto the electronic music scene, Wish I Was aka Tyler Illingworth, is showing he is serious about reaching Chill genre top charts. In 2018 his single “Sunrise” became one of the most played songs on SiriusXM Chill radio. His song “Cutting Ties” was an underground with over 2 million streams. He is an artist worth a look if you like Chill. Check out some of his songs below.


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Arizona Native. ASU Graduate '15. I started going to electronic dance concerts in 2010 and I just love seeing how the EDM community has grown over the years. My passion for writing came after I held a few marketing positions and I enjoy using descriptive words to paint a mental picture for my audience. My goal writing for OneEDM is to capture the same beauty, passion, excitement, and love as I see in this community. I hope you enjoy my work.