Dominic from Randallstown, MD, is an avid gamer, but unlike the typical 14-year-old, he doesn’t just play video games on his couch for hours. Dominic is fascinated by the strategy behind video games. He is particularly interested in understanding the theories of the games and exploring alternative possible outcomes. Because Dominic lives with an immune system disorder, he is forced to spend time at home recovering from various treatments. During this time, Dominic loves to watch a YouTube Show about video game theories: MatPat’s the Game Theorists. When he learned that Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic would be granting his one true wish, Dominic immediately wished to meet MatPat so that he could discuss all of his exciting game theories with the ultimate gaming expert!
Dominic and his parents flew out to Los Angeles and could not wait to meet MatPat. When they finally arrived at the studio where MatPat films the Game Theorists videos, Dominic was beaming. He was thrilled to spend over four hours with his favorite gamer, talking about their favorite games and strategies. Dominic’s favorite moment was recording a voiceover to be used on MatPat’s show!
Dominic’s wish to meet MatPat helped him think positively during an adverse period of life that was defined by hospital visits and treatments. The wish gave him something to look forward to, and Dominic now remembers his unforgettable trip every time he watches the Game Theorists on YouTube!