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Sep 25, 2014

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Quincy girl fighting a rare disease will travel to Disney World

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Three-year-old Alisha Savage has spent nearly two-thirds of her young life in and out of hospitals being treated for a rare brain tumor. But on Friday, the little girl from Quincy is getting a much-needed break to immerse herself in a land of princesses. Alisha, along with her mother, father and baby sister, will head to Disney World in Florida on a trip made possible by the nonprofit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Aug 15, 2014


Springfield Boy Gets Wish Granted to Meet WWE Superstar John Cena


He watches all of his matches, and he’s got all of his gear. Now, after a once-in-a-lifetime meeting at Madison Square Garden, 14-year-old Edrick DeJesus of Springfield can officially call himself John Cena’s biggest fan.

Jul 25, 2014

The Recorder

Ailing boy uses wish to visit pope

Two years ago, Christopher Diego Sarage was a “normal” 9-year-old boy playing soccer, chatting up a storm with his family and having lots of fun with his friends. Today Chrisito, as his family calls him — “ito” is a Spanish diminutive indicating affection — lies on the couch of a Thayer Road relative, who his family is visiting with, barely able to move and unable to speak.

Jul 17, 2014

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As she awaits another new kidney, Isis Rivera hails life

Isis Rivera marked her Sweet Sixteen in grand Quinceañera style last month. The Dorchester girl and her family and friends observed the traditional Latin American celebration of a girl’s transition into womanhood with a party bus and huge bash at Spinelli’s Function Facility in East Boston.

Jul 09, 2014


Make-A-Wish: Boston Gibbs Meets David Ortiz

6-year-old Boston Gibbs got to meet Red Sox slugger David Ortiz for his Make-A-Wish wish.

Jul 01, 2014

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Invited: Make-A-Wish Annual Gala

It was one big group hug when Mayor Martin J. Walsh took to the stage with two beneficiaries of Make-A-Wish during the organization’s annual gala on April 12, 2014. More than 500 guests attended the fundraiser to support wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Jun 29, 2014

The Boston Globe

Young heart patient has fun 16th birthday

SWEET 16: Born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Lucas Fernandez underwent three open-heart surgeries by the time he was 2½ years old as a result of the rare and life-threatening condition.

Jun 13, 2014


Make-A-Wish golf fundraiser makes dreams come

The Reminder

Golfers once again assembled on the green of the Springfield Country Club in support of children facing life-threatening illness. The 2014 Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Golf Classic took place on June 9. This year featured 144 golfers and marks the tenth anniversary of the fundraising event.

Jun 12, 2014

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Wishes do come true: 'Princess Emma' gets Bertucci's send-off

NORTH ANDOVER — Though 9-year-old Emma Duong will have to wait until next week to dine with the Disney princesses in Florida, she got a sneak preview of what it might be like last night. Bertucci’s staff members who were not scheduled to work even came in for the dinner shift, many of them dressed in gowns and tiaras. All wanted to be a part of making her wish come true.

May 10, 2014

The Boston Globe

Make-A-Wish Accepting Frequent Flyer Miles

Boston Globe

Not sure what to do with all those frequent flier miles that have built up from your travels? Are they about to expire? If you answered yes to either of these questions, why not consider donating your airline miles to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
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West Springfield, MA 01089
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Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474