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Aug 06, 2016


Abington boy with cancer gets dream treehouse

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

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Team of 60 workers builds elaborate tree house for ailing Abington boy

Patriot Ledger

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

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Police, firefighters turn out for Mansfield boy's wish

WickedLocal Easton

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

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Mansfield 12-year-old with brain injury has wish come true

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

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Mansfield Police do special send off for boy's Make-A-Wish trip

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

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Hometown Weekly Birthday Bunch

Hometown Weekly

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


Big Y donates $150,000 to Make-A-Wish Foundation


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


Julian Edelman inspires, helps local girl create epilepsy PSA

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.

Jun 14, 2016


Pembroke woman helps Make-A-Wish dream come true

Wicked Local Pembroke

Last September, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island asked Wood for her help in granting a wish. She was told Maleah, a 6-year-old Taunton girl with sickle cell anemia, wanted to become a model.

Jun 10, 2016

Big Y raises $150,000 for Make-A-Wish to help kids' dreams come true

A dollar here, a dollar there. That's all it takes to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
Through the generosity of their customers buying "Wish Stars" for one dollar each, Big Y World Class Markets throughout New England helped raise $150,000 for Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Make-A-Wish Connecticut ($75,000 each).

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East Providence, RI 02915
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