Goddard teen's wish granted

Posted: Updated:
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. 

  • NEWSNewsMore>>

  • Kansas governor talks about her new office

    Kansas governor talks about her new office

    When she took office, Governor Laura Kelly promised more transparency in state government.  Since then she's made several changes in various departments to make more information available to the public. 

    When she took office, Governor Laura Kelly promised more transparency in state government.  Since then she's made several changes in various departments to make more information available to the public. 

  • The Donut Boy spreads cheer to Wichita Police

    The Donut Boy spreads cheer to Wichita Police

    They call him 'The Donut Boy'... Meet Tyler Carach: This 11 year old is delivering donuts to cops all over the country, but his mission started small. "I went to a local store in my town one day and I saw 4 deputies in there and I asked my mom if I could buy mini donuts with my own money and they were all excited when I thanked them and gave them the donuts and when I left I asked my mom why they were so excited over a snack. And she said it wasn't the snack that they were...

    They call him 'The Donut Boy'... Meet Tyler Carach: This 11 year old is delivering donuts to cops all over the country, but his mission started small. "I went to a local store in my town one day and I saw 4 deputies in there and I asked my mom if I could buy mini donuts with my own money and they were all excited when I thanked them and gave them the donuts and when I left I asked my mom why they were so excited over a snack. And she said it wasn't the snack that they were...

  • WSU's president laid to rest

    WSU's president laid to rest

    On the Wichita State University campus Monday was a touching tribute to a man respected and remembered as a visionary.

    A procession took Wichita State President Dr. John Bardo's hearse through campus.

    On the Wichita State University campus Monday was a touching tribute to a man respected and remembered as a visionary.

    A procession took Wichita State President Dr. John Bardo's hearse through campus.

Check out these photos from across KAKEland snapped by our viewers, staff and local officials. Do you have pictures to share with us? Email them to news@kake.com.

MORE SLIDESHOWS HERE