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A record-breaking year!

We have just completed our fiscal year and, thanks to our generous volunteers and donors, have made great headway towards our ultimate goal of reaching every eligible child in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
  

In fact, we are celebrating a record-breaking year with 409 children receiving wishes – the first time we have granted wishes to over 400 children in one year!

Click through the photo gallery below to see some wish highlights from this past year.

  • 13-year-old Saleem wished to go to Hawaii. According to his mother, “I can remember when Saleem was admitted for his first round of chemotherapy on June 28, 2016. He was terrified, yet so brave. Throughout his stay, we would envision ourselves relaxing on the beach with our feet in pretty blue water….This year on June 28, we were riding a jet ski on the beautiful water in Maui. We reflected on his journey and how blessed we all are to be granted such an amazing gift.”

  • 13-year-old Saleem wished to go to Hawaii. According to his mother, “I can remember when Saleem was admitted for his first round of chemotherapy on June 28, 2016. He was terrified, yet so brave. Throughout his stay, we would envision ourselves relaxing on the beach with our feet in pretty blue water….This year on June 28, we were riding a jet ski on the beautiful water in Maui. We reflected on his journey and how blessed we all are to be granted such an amazing gift.”

  • Violet, 3, diagnosed with neuroblastoma, is all smiles as she visits with her favorite princesses on her wish to go to Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Ashley had a blast at her sweet 16 birthday party thanks to our donors and supporters!

  • Ashley had a blast at her sweet 16 birthday party thanks to our donors and supporters!

  • Joshua, 18, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and aspires to be a video game designer. His new laptop is a “dream come true” according to his mother!

  • Andrew, 16, diagnosed with FSGS requiring a kidney transplant, rides in style to his wish to go to New York to see his favorite Broadway musical!

  • Elizabeth, 14, pictured here with her wish volunteers, loves music and wished for a pedal harp so that she can play for other patients!

  • Alessandro, 6, diagnosed with severe life-threatening hemophilia, got his wish to go to the Big Island Hawaii. “Alex's wish was amazing, we had a beautiful experience and built great memories!” his mom said.

  • Elizabeth, 16, was diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy and wished to have a custom therapy saddle which, according to her mother, “has allowed her more independence with her horse and the feeling of being able to move easily and confidently that she doesn’t always have on the ground.”

  • Elizabeth, 16, was diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy and wished to have a custom therapy saddle which, according to her mother, “has allowed her more independence with her horse and the feeling of being able to move easily and confidently that she doesn’t always have on the ground.”

  • Casey, 15, diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, enjoys a photo opp with sports hero Mike Lowell during his wish to go to an MLB All-Star Game.

Sep 30, 2017

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