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May 21, 2016

An ‘Evening of Wishes’ to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation


The Make a Wish foundation’s largest annual fundraiser took place Saturday evening. The fourth annual “Evening of Wishes” event raises funds to help current and future wishes comes true for children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Eyewitness News meteorologist Michelle Muscatello emceed the event held at the Omni Hotel in Providence.

Mar 04, 2016

Big Y Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Make-A-Wish Promotion

In honor of its 80th Anniversary, Big Y Foods has partnered with Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, inviting customers to purchase ‘Wish Stars’ in checkout lines at all 61 Big Y World Class markets, including at 30 stores in Massachusetts.

Feb 07, 2016


AIS donates furniture to Make-A-Wish renovation

AIS Inc., a manufacturer of commercial office furniture, has donated office furniture valued at $125,000 to the recently renovated Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island office in downtown Boston.

Dec 18, 2015

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Five Questions With: Elise Strom

Providence Business News

Elise Strom joined Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island in mid-September as the regional director in Rhode Island. With the regional office based in East Providence, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 with life-threatening medical conditions. In its 28-year history, the organization has granted more than 7,000 wishes for children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Nov 16, 2015


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

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

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


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


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


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

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.

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