Just a heads up, you might wanna grab a Kleenex box or four before you start reading this. You’re gonna need ’em!
This is Dilan Kohn, a 17-year old boy who resided at the Children’s Hospital of Nevada and the biggest KISS fan you could ever meet. According to the hospital, they mentioned Dilan was “critically ill, and desperately wanted to meet and hang out with Gene Simmons.” The man accepted the deed and flew to meet Dilan before he passed away a couple days later.
The hospital posted photos of Dilan and Gene Simmons along with:
Last week, one of our patients, Dilan Kohn got his final wish. The critically ill 17-year old desperately wanted to meet and hang out with the rock and roll musician, Gene Simmons, from the band “KISS”. Mr. Simmons had not only been Dilan’s idol, but also his inspiration growing up. A big UMC thanks to the PICU Nursing staff along with the Child Life Specialist, Sarah Castiel, in making this wish possible. Mr. Simmons was sent an email request last Thursday afternoon and flew into Vegas the next morning. He showed up with a big bag full of signed memorabilia just for Dilan. The two hung out, shared stories and laughed together for well over an hour while staff looked on with tears in their eyes. Thank you Mr. Simmons for making this wish come true just in time. Unfortunately Dilan passed away peacefully a couple days later.