A 10-year-old boy who has been in and out of the hospital fighting cancer for more than a year woke up to a white Christmas.
It was one of the wishes Conyers resident Dylan Rosier had hoped for this year; the second was a cure for cancer.
Rosier was diagnosed a little over a year ago with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For the last 14 months, Dylan has been undergoing chemotherapy.
“Santa asked him what he’d like for Christmas and he said a cure for cancer. He said, ‘If that’s not possible, then I would love to have snow for Christmas,’” said Dylan’s mom, Brandy Moon.
Moon said her son was “in total shock” when he woke up, walked outside and saw that his wish had been granted.
She credited several people for granting the Christmas miracle.
Moon said it all started when a photographer taking the picture of Dylan and Santa overheard that wish and set up a website. He mobilized police with the Henry County Fraternal Order of Police to help out.
They had 4,000 pounds of ice and had a snow-making machines shipped in from Arizona.
When neighbors saw what was happening, they came by to help out.
Dylan, a self-described heavy sleeper, spoke to Channel 2 Action News about his reaction to the snow.
“That’s awesome,” was his response.
“I love snow and it just never snows in Georgia. My other wish was to be free of cancer.”
Henry County Fraternal Order of Police President Wayne Bender echoed his sentiments.
“I hope that his other wish comes true — that is, cured of his illness — and he gets both his wishes this year.”