Boy conquers autism by riding coasters, inspiring others


AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – A young YouTube star is brought passion for roller coasters and helping others to Six Flags New England Monday, where he rode all 13 of the park’s coasters in support of children with developmental disabilities.

Logan Joiner, also known as “The Koaster Kid,” is 11-year-old with autism who, according to a Six Flags news release, was non-verbal until he was four years-old and was also fearful of sudden movements and loud noises.

Logan now travels all around the country with his father to ride roller coasters in efforts to inspire kids around the world to be brave and overcome their fears.

“We are riding all thirteen Roller Coasters here to raise money for Autism Speaks, and donating 113 theme park tickets so all the kids can experience the awesomeness of this park,” he said.

He documents his exhilarating trips on his YouTube channel, which has more than 10,000 subscribers and more than two million video views!

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