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Nov 09, 2015

7 News WHDH

Watertown boy and Tom Brady both pay it forward

WHDH Channel 7

Gabriel Aljalian, 6, was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 3 years old. He is now in remission and thanks to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, got to play on the Patriots practice field with Brady, his favorite player.

Nov 09, 2015

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Tom Brady Makes Young Cancer Survivor’s Wish Come True

CBS Boston

Gabriel Aljalian, a young Watertown boy who battled and beat cancer, had turned the anniversary of his diagnosis with Leukemia (November 3) into “Gabriel’s Day of Kindness,” where he performs random acts of kindness and asks everyone to do the same.

Nov 09, 2015

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Tom Brady makes cancer survivor's wish come true

WCVB Channel 5

Gabriel, according to a Facebook post, wanted to let Brady know about "Gabriel's Day of Kindness," which celebrates his successful treatment for leukemia by asking people to do nice things each year on Nov. 3, the date he was first diagnosed.

To thank Brady for playing football with him, Gabriel gave Brady a thank-you card with $10 inside.

Nov 09, 2015

Hot 96.9

Tom Brady Makes Young Cancer Survivor’s Wish Come True

Hot 96.9

A young cancer survivor from Watertown was granted his biggest wish this weekend. The Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island brought Gabriel Aljalian out to the field in Foxborough, where he got to play football with Tom Brady.

Gabriel, according to a Facebook post, wanted to let Brady know about "Gabriel's Day of Kindness," which celebrates his successful treatment for leukemia by asking people to do nice things each year on Nov. 3, the date he was first diagnosed.

Sep 28, 2015

Northshire Magazine

23rd Annual Make-A-Wish® Golf Tournament

Northshore Magazine

The Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island Golf Tournament combines championship golf at Salem Country Club’s acclaimed Donald Ross-designed course with a festive post-tournament reception and barbeque featuring an inspiring mission-based program.

Tournament format is best ball.

Sep 09, 2015

The Boston Globe

Boston Globe - David Ortiz makes wishes come true

David Ortiz swings a big stick, but he spoke softly with 8-year-old Obier Herrera from Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island at Fenway the other day. Herrera, a native of the Dominican Republic who lives in Fall River, was among a group of Make-A-Wish kids to tour the ballpark, watch batting practice, and hang out with Big Papi in the dugout.

Sep 08, 2015

Telemundo Boston

Telemundo Boston Obier Meets Ortiz

Obier fue diagnosticado con un tumor poco común que afecta sus vias ópticas. Es un gran fanático del béisbol y lo practicaba hasta que tuvo que ponerlo en pausa por su condición. Obier pudo conocer a los jugadores de los Medias Rojas y al jugador estrella dominicano David Ortiz.

Jul 30, 2015

Cranston Herald

Firefighter has mustache shaved to boost Make-A-Wish

Cranston Herald

Mark Bouchard of Engine 3, second platoon, last week had his mustache – a facial fixture since his teenage years – shaved off by Michael Cardillo at Gent’s Barbershop in Chapel View after members of Cranston Fire Fighters Local 1363 raised the money through small donations, well exceeding their original goal.

Jul 04, 2015

The Enterprise

Documentary tells the Make-A-Wish story of a young super hero

The Enterprise

What started as a simple desire to fulfill a leukemia patient’s dream of being his favorite superhero turned into a full-blown international phenomenon. And it’s all chronicled in “Batkid Begins,” the tremendously heartwarming documentary that opens Friday at Kendall Square in Cambridge.

Jul 04, 2015

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Documentary tells the Make-A-Wish story of a young super hero

The Patriot Ledger

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 5-year-old Miles Scott, aka Batkid, lived his dream of fighting crime on the mean streets of San Francisco. On Nov. 14, 2013, police escorted two Batmobiles – black Lamborghinis with Batman decals – as the Batkid and his superhero sidekick, Batman (E.J. Johnston), rescued a damsel in distress on a cable car track, nabbed the Riddler as he robbed a downtown bank and foiled the Penguin’s plot to kidnap the San Francisco Giants mascot, Lou Seal.

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