Rice Boy’s Dream to Conquer World’s Tallest Roller Coaster to Come True [VIDEO]
RICE -- After battling kidney failure, high school senior Dylan Roses is now set to conquer the world's tallest roller coaster thanks to Make-A-Wish.
The young man was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease in September of 2015. After several fundraising efforts he was finally given a kidney transplant and after a year of making sure it took, he will be flying to New Jersey to experience the "Kingda Ka" roller coaster.
The Kingda Ka is 456 feet tall and tops out at 128 miles per hour. Dawn O'Rourke is Dylan's mother. She says they're also excited to visit the for New Jersey coast.
"The beach, he wants to go to the boardwalk and do the hot wing challenge there."
Mary Steffes is a Wish Granter with make a wish. She says because of the medical concerns this wish took a little bit longer to grant.
"Then medically they had to see if it [the transplant] worked well with his system so it's been about a two-year process for him to wait for this wish."
Make-A-Wish held a send off party Tuesday night at Fudgin Delicious in Rice. Dylan, his mother, father Glenn Roses, and sister Mckenzie Roses will be heading to Six Flags New Jersey in two weeks.