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Sep 04, 2017

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VIDEO: Rob Gronkowski Makes A Wish Come True For A Young Fan

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Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts and Rhode Island provided 7-year-old Ryan Feeney with his wish: a replica of Gillette Stadium in his backyard but was surprised when Rob Gronkowski showed up to run a few plays.

Sep 01, 2017

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Rob Gronkowski Surprises Young Fan At Melrose Home

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A young boy undergoing chemotherapy for a genetic disorder received a big surprise when Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski arrived for the dedication of a football field that was painted in his backyard.

Seven-year-old Ryan Feeney was born with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves in his body.

He had a lower-leg amputation when he was two years old and now uses a prosthetic on his right leg.

Sep 01, 2017

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Gronk Surprises 7-Year-Old Born With Genetic Disorder

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A 7-year-old from Melrose, Massachusetts, was born with a genetic disorder and got his wish to have a football field in his backyard granted by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Ryan Feeney was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis when he was four months old. It's a generic disorder that causes tumors to grow on his nerves. "He was born with tibia dysplasia, so we had to amputate his leg at 18 months old," said his dad Shawn Feeney.

Sep 01, 2017

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7-Year-Old Gets to Meet Gronk Through Make-a-Wish

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Star Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski surprised Ryan Feeney, a 7-year-old Massachusetts boy born with a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on his nerves.

Sep 01, 2017

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Gronk visits backyard football field of 'Make a Wish' child

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Make a Wish of Massachusetts and Rhode Island provided 7-year-old Ryan Feeney with his wish: a replica of Gillette Stadium in his backyard but was surprised when Rob Gronkowski showed up to run a few plays.

Sep 01, 2017

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Gronk helps grant 7-year-old's wish

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Seven-year-old Ryan Feeney of Melrose got his wished granted Friday morning when New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski showed up in his backyard.

Feeney was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (NF1), a genetic disorder of the nervous system, at four months old. Since then, Feeney developed tibia dysplasia and received a below-knee amputation and is currently undergoing chemotherapy for an optic nerve tumor that has compromised his vision.

Sep 01, 2017

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Gronk surprises young fan for Make-A-Wish

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Ryan, 7, thought it was a normal day. As he and his brother Jack walked up their driveway in Melrose, they started to realize it wasn't a typical morning. Ryan's wish was fulfilled by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island; his backyard had transformed into a replica of the Gillette Stadium field. With the completion of Ryan's field, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island granted its 8,000 wish, and it turns out, the field wasn't the only surprise in store for Ryan and his family.

Aug 27, 2017

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Wifflin' for Wishes event helps kids in need

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Giving back, helping a great cause and having fun. That was the theme of Saturday's second annual Wifflin' for Wishes Wiffle ball event at McLaughlin Park in Leominster to benefit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jul 27, 2017

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Tom Brady, Make-A-Wish help make 9 Pats fans' dreams come true

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Tom Brady welcomed nine children to Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, fielding earnest questions from the die-hard fans and trying to give them a day they won't forget, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The children, all wearing bespoke New England Patriots jerseys, watched game film with the NFL MVP and took photos with the team's Lombardi trophies.

Jul 26, 2017

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Brady Makes Wishes Come True

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Tom Brady spent the afternoon with some of our friends at Make-A-Wish (video).

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