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Dec 24, 2016

The Boston Globe

Boston Pops help make a musical wish come true

Boston Globe

The Boston Pops brought a special guest on stage at Symphony Hall Friday evening, granting the musical wish of a 15-year-old tuba player from Texas who has cystic fibrosis.

Dec 23, 2016

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‘Wish’ kid joins brass at the pops

Boston Herald

Boston native Ryan McAvoy, 15, didn’t miss a beat when asked what his Make-A-Wish dream would be: he wanted to play his tuba onstage with the Boston Pops.

Dec 23, 2016

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Teen gets wish granted, will perform alongside Boston Pops

WFXT-TV Fox 25

A 15-year-old tuba player will take the stage Friday as he plays alongside the Boston Pops. Ryan McAvoy of Aledo, Texas has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. When approached by the Make-A-Wish foundation, McAvoy said he wished to perform on stage with the orchestra.

Dec 23, 2016


Performing with Boston Pops is dream come true for local teen


One young man had his musical dream come true when he performed with the Boston Pops on Friday.

Dec 23, 2016

Texas teen with cystic fibrosis gets his wish to play with the Boston Pops

Fifteen-year-old Ryan McAvoy’s long-awaited wish granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation will come true Friday evening when he takes the stage to perform in the Boston Pops holiday concert.

Dec 23, 2016

7 News Boston

Teen’s wish granted to play with Boston Pops


The Make-A-Wish Foundation surprised a local teen on Friday. He is a tuba player and has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. He says playing the tuba is therapy for his lungs. And on Friday his dream came true on a special stage, as he played with the Boston Pops.

Nov 07, 2016

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Kids spend unforgettable day with Tom Brady thanks to Make-A-Wish

WFXT-TV Fox 25

Six kids got the meet-and-greet of a lifetime with New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady.

Nov 07, 2016

Cohasset teen's wish to meet Tom Brady granted

Cohasset Mariner

Christopher had his heartfelt wish to meet Tom Brady granted, along with five other children. The kids spent the morning playing catch with the football star and getting a behind-the-scenes look at Gillette Stadium.

Nov 05, 2016


Tom Brady Makes Dreams Come True with Make-A-Wish


Tom Brady met a few of his biggest fans this past week and made a few dreams come true in the process.

Oct 14, 2016

boston common magazine

Wine and Wishes 2016

Boston Common Magazine

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island hosted more than 300 guests at the UMass Club in Beacon Hill in support of its Wine and Wishes event on October 14, 2016. Former New England Patriots player Matt Light and Fox25 news anchor and reporter Vanessa Welch emceed the event and energized the crowd with a live auction and raffle to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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