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May 12, 2020


Despite pandemic, Make-A-Wish still manages to make dreams come true

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

A Lincoln family has been quarantined since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to keep its younger member, who was diagnosed with a rare condition, out of harm’s way. Thankfully, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has helped rid some of their cabin fever by granting Skyla’s wish and donating a swingset to the family.

Apr 29, 2020

7 News Boston

3-year-old Sturbridge boy gets playset from Make-A-Wish

WHDH 7News

A 3-year-old Sturbridge boy undergoing treatment for a brain tumor received an outdoor playset for his birthday through Make-A-Wish on Saturday. Conor Canavan turned 3 last week and was excited to receive his playset, according to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Apr 02, 2020

WBZ Channel 4

Make-A-Wish Takes Medford Boy Battling Cancer On ‘Virtual Wish Tour’

WBZ Channel 4 News

Making a wish come true, virtually. That’s what’s happening for a very sick little boy from Medford this week. And he doesn’t have to leave his hospital bed to do it.

Before Elias Yang’s cancer came back he was hoping for a Make-A-Wish trip. But when Elias wasn’t able to travel because of his health and the coronavirus, the Make-A-Wish Foundation figured out another way.

May 04, 2019

Office Insight

AIS Donates Nearly $700K in Furniture to Make-A-Wish® MA and RI

Office Insight

AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, has donated nearly $700,000 worth of installed office furniture for the new Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island headquarters in Boston.

Apr 17, 2019

WJAR Channel 10

E. Providence man finishes Boston Marathon after being hit by drunk driver

WJAR Channel 10

An East Providence man seriously injured by a drunk driver several years ago has made a big comeback, as he finished the Boston Marathon on Monday in around five hours.

Apr 10, 2019

Rob Gronkowski makes his first public appearance in Boston since retiring

During his nine-year career, Gronkowski helped grant 14 wishes, including Feeney’s. For all of his contributions, the 29-year-old was honored Saturday with the 2019 Wish Hero Award.

Apr 09, 2019

Gronk accepts Make-A-Wish award, reflects on impact in New England

Gronk received the Wish Hero Award for his work granting wishes throughout his time in New England. Having granted 14 wishes thus far, Gronk's reach and impact on the lives of those he's met is immeasurable.

Apr 08, 2019

Boston 25 News

Gronk honored by Make-A-Wish Foundation

Boston 25 News

Rob Gronkowski made his first public appearance in Boston on Saturday since he announced his retirement from the team. Gronkowski was honored at the InterContinental Hotel for all the work he's done with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Gronk received an award for all the wishes he's made come true for kids battling life-threatening illnesses in this area and across the country.

Mar 30, 2019

WWLP Channel 22 News

Make-A-Wish Foundation hosts Swish Night at the Longmeadow Country Club

22 News

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island hosted its eighth-annual "Swish Night" at the Longmeadow Country Club.
Make-A-Wish hopes to raise enough funds through the event to grant the wishes of 15 western Massachusetts children with life-threatening illnesses.

Mar 29, 2019

WCVB Channel 5 Boston

Make-A-Wish Family grateful for former Patriot Rob Gronkowski's kindness


Ryan Feeney's biggest hero, former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, helped make the 8-year-old's wish come true last year.

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Boston, MA 02110
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East Providence, RI 02915
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