Goddard teen's wish granted

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GODDARD, Kan. (KAKE) -

Eisenhower High School's annual students versus faculty dodgeball game ended victoriously for the students Wednesday. But the day's biggest winner was someone who wasn't even on the court.

Representatives from "Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas" made sure of that.

"I just want to thank everyone for letting us crash your assembly," Sonia Bries told the cheering crowd. "Kyler Bowers, can you come down?"

Kyler was born premature at 30 weeks and has battled health issues for his entire life.

The senior made his way to the court and soon learned that he and his family were heading to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

"I get to be a hero! And ride rides, dress up as superheroes and play magic!" he shouted. 

"He finally gets to go out and just enjoy life," said Bries. "He goes to a ton of doctors appointments. So for him to just be able to go to Disney and go on rides and eat whatever he wants and go with family is so amazing."

When Kyler arrives at Disney World in a few weeks, it will be on his 18th birthday. 

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