Sep 01, 2016
Rhode Island Monthly
Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island raised $260,000 to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses in Rhode Island at its fourth annual Evening of Wishes Dinner at the Omni Providence Hotel. More than 250 people attended the event, which featured the stories of area wish recipients and their families.
Aug 11, 2016
Fox 25 WFXT
The tree house was a gift to him from Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Eight-year-old Connor Blaney was diagnosed bilateral Wilms tumor in 2015. He's had surgery, radiation therapy and intensive chemotherapy. His parents said it was tough, but he’s scans have been clear for the past few months and he’s back with his friends.
Aug 06, 2016
WHDH 7 News
The 8-year-old has been battling cancer, so the Make a Wish Foundation came together Saturday afternoon to build him the treehouse of his dreams.
Aug 06, 2016
When Connor Blaney found out he was going to have a wish granted, it didn’t take long for him to decide what he wanted – a Lego set.
His mom, Christy, told him to think bigger.
So he did. He wished for a Corvette.
Since the 8-year-old wouldn’t be able to drive for quite some time, the Blaney family ultimately settled on a custom tree house for Connor, which was revealed to him Saturday afternoon.
Jul 25, 2016
Mansfield police sirens blared Sunday morning as cop cars turned onto Franklin Street and more than 30 men and women in uniform assembled outside one home. But there was no crisis, no crash and no arrests. The police were responding to a different call, the call to grant a child’s wish
Jul 21, 2016
The Sun Chronicle
Make a Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island is making a dream come true for a local 12-year-old who suffers from traumatic brain injury.
Jul 18, 2016
Fox 25 WFXT
A young boy learned that his wish was coming true Sunday in a way he will never forget.
Lights flashing and sirens blaring, Mansfield Fire and Police arrived at Gabe's home Sunday to tell him that his Make-A-Wish trip had been granted.
Jul 06, 2016
Ten local young philanthropists between the ages of five and eight years old formed a group named the "Birthday Bunch for Make-A-Wish."
Jun 16, 2016
It was a very special day for Make-A-Wish on Thursday, as Big Y presented the group with a $150,000 check. The money will be used to grant 18 wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. 2 children from Springfield and one from Chicopee were there for Thursday’s check presentation.
Jun 15, 2016
According to Julian Edelman’s draft report, he shouldn’t be where he is today – a Super Bowl champion and an all-star NFL player. Rosie Doherty, 19, knows this feeling well. Having been diagnosed with epilepsy, she and her family were told she wouldn’t be able to talk, walk, read or run. Both Julian and Rosie had two choices: prove them right or prove them wrong. Both proved them wrong.