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Nov 16, 2015

Telegram

Meeting Tom Brady a dream come true for Brendan White of Sterling

Telegram and Gazette

Brendan White suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, but the genetic disorder has not interfered with the 9-year-old's love of sports.

Brendan's dream was to meet Tom Brady, and on Nov. 7, Brendan got his wish fulfilled by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, an organization that makes dreams come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Nov 13, 2015

Sports Illustrated

Tom Brady grants child's Make-A-Wish, gets a thank you card with $10

Sports Illustrated

Gabriel Aljalian was diagnosed with cancer on Nov. 3, 2012, at the age of 3, and now the 6-year-old is cancer free and he has turned the anniversary of his diagnosis into an annual event focused on spreading positivity. This year, the he was shown some kindness by Tom Brady, who hung out with Aljalian and threw the football around as part of a meeting organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Nov 13, 2015

CBS Sports

Tom Brady fulfills selfless 6-year-old's wish with coolest gift ever

CBS Sports

When you do ever see a 6-year-old mature enough to give and care to the point of inspiring a 38-year-old? Never happens. But Gabriel Aljalian managed to inspire Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, no stranger to charitable causes. Aljalian was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago and decided to turn the day he was diagnosed into a charitable giving event known as "Gabriel's Day of Kindness."

Nov 13, 2015

boston.com

This 6-year-old wish child gave Brady the most innocent, thoughtful gift

Boston.com

In a single NFL season, Tom Brady makes more money than most of us will see in our entire lives, but he was touched to receive $10 from a fan recently. Not because he needs a ten-piece, really, but because of the story behind the boy who gave it to him.

6-year-old Gabriel Aljalian, who fought a long, hard battle with leukemia, won a visit with the Patriots through Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Nov 13, 2015

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Tom Brady Impressed By 6-Year-Old Leukemia Survivor’s Act Of Kindness

NESN

When Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island fulfilled Gabriel Aljalian’s dream of playing football with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady was supposed to make the 6-year-old’s day. Instead, Gabriel made Brady’s.

Nov 13, 2015

Aol

Tom Brady grants a child's Make A Wish and gets an incredible thank you

AOL.com

Tom Brady grants a child's wish through Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and gets an incredible thank you.

The 1rst grader handed the NFL star a small, handmade card with $10 inside as a token of his gratitude. He also explained his Day of Kindness, asking the pro-athlete to spread the word. The selfless act was met by utter surprise on Brady's part.

Nov 12, 2015

The Boston Globe

Watertown boy’s wish comes true

The Boston Globe

Six-year-old Gabriel Aljalian really wanted to meet Tom Brady — and darned if the Watertown boy’s wish didn’t come true. Thanks to the folks at Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Aljalian was among 11 wish kids from across the country — four were from Massachusetts — who got to meet Brady and his Patriots teammates Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Garoppolo at Gillette Stadium.

Nov 12, 2015

ESPN

Tom Brady grants wish to inspiring 6-year-old leukemia survivor

ESPN

Gabriel Aljalian always wanted to play football with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and his wish was granted Saturday. He is an inspiring 6-year-old who turned the anniversary of the day he was diagnosed with leukemia, Nov. 3, into a day to spread random acts of kindness.

Nov 11, 2015

HLN

Make-A-Wish win: Boy gets dream day with Tom Brady

HLN

In the years since his diagnosis, Gabriel and his family have turned that day of darkness and pain into one of kindness and love: Gabriel's Day of Kindness. Over the weekend, with the help of Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Gabriel got his own day full of kindness from none other than New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Nov 10, 2015

12 WPRI

Tom Brady grants a wish to boy, 6, with leukemia

12 WPRI

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took time out of his busy weekend to grant a wish to a young man fighting leukemia.

Gabriel Alialian, 6, was diagnosed with cancer Nov. 3 of last year. The day is also known as “Gabriel’s Day of Kindness”, by Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Alialian was so grateful to Brady that he gave the NFL star a thank you card, with $10 in it.

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