This broadcast we talk to two former foster youth, Arelis Rosario-Keane, adopted at 21, and Manny Sanchez, adopted at 18, who rode the Coney Island Cyclone Roller Coaster 135 times on a Coasterthon competition celebrating the famed roller coasters 85th anniversary. They represented You Gotta Believe and set out to be the last persons standing. After 11 hours and 135 rides they tied for the longest riders and tied for first in the contest. If you have never listened to someone talk about riding the same roller coaster 135 times in one day, you should find this interview fascinating. Also both Arelis and Manny speak about how important it is to be adopted as young adults. Chester and Pat also talk about our eight year stint doing this radio program that will be going on a hiatus at the end of this month Play Radio Show Here
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