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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.

Feb 07, 2020

The Greenfield Recorder

GCC student running Boston Marathon to support Make-A-Wish

The Greenfield Recorder

When they run the Boston Marathon for the first time this April, Gray Davidson Carroll will be raising money for Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Davidson Carroll, who is 18 and a sociology student at Greenfield Community College, only started running about a year ago, when they were visiting New Zealand to work for an outdoor education program.

Jan 29, 2020

WWLP Channel 22 News

Ware teen to have trip of a lifetime at Super Bowl LIV

WWLP 22 News

A teen from Ware with a critical illness will get his wish granted this weekend as he attends the Super Bowl. Although the Patriots won’t be playing in the Super Bowl this year, Aiden will fulfill his wish of watching a Super Bowl live on Sunday thanks to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island with the NFL and Make-A-Wish America.

Jan 02, 2020

NBC Boston 10

Rob Gronkowski, Make-A-Wish Surprise Massachusetts Teen On New Year’s Eve

NBC Boston

A Massachusetts teen received quite the surprise on New Year’s Eve from a New England Patriots legend.

Former tight end Rob Gronkowski shared the incredible news with 17-year-old Aiden Clark on national television that his wish to go to the Super Bowl is being granted by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Nov 27, 2019


'The Mighty Quinn' is Headed to Disney World Thanks to Make-A-Wish


Quinn Waters, the 3-year-old Massachusetts boy whose brain cancer diagnosis left him in isolation at his Weymouth home for months, will soon be headed to Disney World thanks to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Nov 18, 2019


Make-A-Wish grants ‘tailgate’ room makeover for Wilbraham teen

MassLive News

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island participated in a Wish Celebration Tailgate party for 18-year-old Harrison Larson of Wilbraham, who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening seizure disorder.

Harrison shared his family room makeover with all those who made his wish possible.

Nov 17, 2019


Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island hosts ‘Evening of Wishes’


It was another incredible night of wish granting at Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island’s fifth annual Evening of Wishes. The gala event is one of inspiration and celebration, raising money to help grant current and future wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Nov 07, 2019

The Valley Breeze

Postcards a wish come true for local boy

The Valley Breeze

In the two years since Evan Vaudry received his custom-made log cabin from Make-A-Wish, the 8-year-old Cumberland resident, who has spinal muscular atrophy, has received postcards from people from all 50 states and is now working to collect messages from across the world.

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