It's been quite the ride for Alicia Dietz and Anthony Thomen leading up to Thursday night.
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LARGO, Fla. - It's been quite the ride for Alicia Dietz and Anthony Thomen leading up to Thursday night.
"Tonight we're gonna see if Anthony and me win homecoming king and queen," Alicia said.
The senior couple from Largo High School has been together for almost a year through ups and downs.
"She's been through it with me every step of the way and I can't thank her enough for it," Anthony said.
Anthony has been battling a kidney disease since he was born, keeping him in and out of the hospital.
"I'm just here whenever he needs me," Alicia said.
And when Anthony said he wanted to be homecoming king, Alicia wanted to make sure that happened.
She went to Facebook to share their story, asking for support in becoming homecoming king and queen, and got 1500 shares.
It happened, the couple was nominated to homecoming court.
And under the Thursday night lights, the adrenaline on the field carried over to the couple.
" I'm definitely gonna be nervous because I don't like being in front of people and at the same time, a lot of suspense."
Finally, the moment arrives with the packed stands waiting---they're announced homecoming king and queen.
Even though they've won, they still feel humbled.
"Wow, I actually made my boyfriend's dream come true," Alicia said.
"I just want to have a good night with Alicia, it's not about winning or losing," Anthony said.