Return to mobile version

In the News and Blogs

Nov 12, 2014

Providence Business News Logo

Make-A-Wish Raises $220K at Evening of Wishes

Providence Business News

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island raised more than $220,000 at a recent Evening of Wishes fundraiser to support children with serious illnesses in Rhode Island.

The organization grants wishes for children between the ages of 2½ and 18 years of age with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience. While it serves both states, funds from this event will help children in Rhode Island.

Nov 11, 2014

RepublicanLogo_312x65

Surprise birthday party for 3-year-old Xavier Pereira

The Republican

Xavier Pereira turned 3 years old Tuesday, and to celebrate Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island provided Xavier with a virtual surprise birthday party at his home with his preschool classmates.

Nov 10, 2014

CBS Springfield 3 Logo

Ludlow Toddler gets “Wish” Granted for 3rd Birthday

CBS 3 Springfield

Xavier Pereira was diagnosed with Leukemia in September, but he spent his third birthday getting his wishes granted by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Nov 10, 2014

Birthday Wishes Come True for Ludlow Boy Battling Cancer

WGGB-TV ABC 40

Xavier Pereira had one wish for his 3rd birthday. He wanted to celebrate with friends.
Thanks to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, an organization known for sending kids to Disney World and arranging celebrity meet-and-greets, today Xavier’s very simple dream came true.

Nov 10, 2014

22WWLPLogo_260x214

Birthday Wish Comes True for Boy Fighting Cancer

WWLP Ch 22

A community came together Monday to give one little boy a special birthday wish.

This week Xavier Pereira turns three years old, but for the last month, the vibrant little boy spent his time in a hospital, getting blood transfusions, spinal taps, and chemotherapy.

Oct 29, 2014

The Boston Globe

Patriots Stars Fulfill Wish of Plymouth Boy

The Boston Globe

It's been a brutal year for Michael Kirchdorfer. In May, the 6-year-old from Plymouth was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and now his tiny frame is being blitzed with radiation and chemotherapy. So it was a wonderful respite when Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island arranged to have Michael meet Tom Brady (above) and Rob Gronkowski at Gillette Stadium the other day.

Sep 26, 2014

The Boston Globe

Quincy girl with rare tumor gets Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World

Boston Globe

A 4-year-old from Quincy was granted her wish Friday when she was dubbed a princess and flown to Walt Disney World by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and the American Airlines Something mAAgic Foundation.

Alisha Savage left for Orlando with her parents and grandparents in style, starting with a Quincy police motorcade and limousine ride to Logan Airport with princess Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen,” said Make-A-Wish spokeswoman Jordan Salvatoriello.

Sep 26, 2014

Fox 25 Logo

Something Good: 4-year-old battling cancer gets dream send-off to Disney

Fox 25 Boston

Something Good: A 4-year-old battling cancer gets a dream send-off to Disney World marking the 7,000th wish granted by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Sep 26, 2014

WHDH Logo

Make-A-Wish holds festive airport departure for 4-year-old

WHDH-TV

It was a fairy tale come true at Boston's Logan Airport.

Several princesses including Snow White - all saying bon voyage to 4-year-old Alisha Savage, who'll spend a week at Walt Disney World courtesy of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

"I can't put into words what Make-A-Wish has done to grant Alisha this wish," said Michelle Savage, Alisha's mom.

Sep 26, 2014

WCVB TV Logo

Princesses on hand for girl's Make-A-Wish sendoff to Disney

WCVB-TV

A 4-year-old girl with a rare and advanced form of childhood cancer got a dream come true Friday - she's spending a week at Disney World, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and American Airlines. On Friday at Logan Airport, Alisha Savage got a royal send-off worthy of a princess.

The Savage family arrived at Logan this morning in a limousine, escorted by a Quincy police motorcade.

Representatives from Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts and Rhode Island were there to greet Alisha in Boston.

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-9474
Back Line (617) 367-0739
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, West Springfield Office
181 Park Avenue
Suite 12
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 733-9474

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474