Return to mobile version

In the News and Blogs

Sep 26, 2014

NECN Logo

Wish Comes True for Young Girl with Cancer

NECN-TV

Alisha Savage's wish is to go to Disney World, and Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island is making that happen.

Sep 26, 2014

WBZ Logo

Make-A-Wish Grants 7,000th Wish To Girl Heading To Disney World

WBZ-TV

A 4-year-old girl and her family are on the way to Disney World after a magical sendoff at Logan Airport Friday. Alisha Savage, her sister and parents are the 7,000th wish recipients from Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Alisha’s wish, inspired by her love for princesses, kicked off the trip to Orlando, Florida with an early morning escort from the Quincy Police to Terminal B, where a crowd of hundreds of people greeted her.

Sep 26, 2014

Fox 25 Logo

Something Good: 4-year-old battling cancer gets dream send-off to Disney

Fox 25 Boston

Something Good: A 4-year-old battling cancer gets a dream send-off to Disney World marking the 7,000th wish granted by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Sep 26, 2014

The Boston Globe

Quincy girl with rare tumor gets Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World

Boston Globe

A 4-year-old from Quincy was granted her wish Friday when she was dubbed a princess and flown to Walt Disney World by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and the American Airlines Something mAAgic Foundation.

Alisha Savage left for Orlando with her parents and grandparents in style, starting with a Quincy police motorcade and limousine ride to Logan Airport with princess Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen,” said Make-A-Wish spokeswoman Jordan Salvatoriello.

Sep 26, 2014

WHDH Logo

Make-A-Wish holds festive airport departure for 4-year-old

WHDH-TV

It was a fairy tale come true at Boston's Logan Airport.

Several princesses including Snow White - all saying bon voyage to 4-year-old Alisha Savage, who'll spend a week at Walt Disney World courtesy of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

"I can't put into words what Make-A-Wish has done to grant Alisha this wish," said Michelle Savage, Alisha's mom.

Sep 25, 2014

WCVB TV Logo

Quincy girl fighting rare disease will travel to Disney World

WCVB-TV

Four-year-old Alisha Savage has spent nearly two-thirds of her young life in and out of hospitals being treated for a rare brain tumor.

But on Friday, the little girl from Quincy is getting a much-needed break to immerse herself in a land of princesses, The Patriot Ledger reported Thursday.

Alisha, along with her mother, father and baby sister, will head to Disney World in Florida on a trip made possible by the nonprofit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Sep 25, 2014

Patriot Ledger Logo

Quincy girl fighting a rare disease will travel to Disney World

Patriot Ledger

Three-year-old Alisha Savage has spent nearly two-thirds of her young life in and out of hospitals being treated for a rare brain tumor. But on Friday, the little girl from Quincy is getting a much-needed break to immerse herself in a land of princesses. Alisha, along with her mother, father and baby sister, will head to Disney World in Florida on a trip made possible by the nonprofit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Aug 15, 2014

ABC40Logo

Springfield Boy Gets Wish Granted to Meet WWE Superstar John Cena

WBBG-TV ABC 40

He watches all of his matches, and he’s got all of his gear. Now, after a once-in-a-lifetime meeting at Madison Square Garden, 14-year-old Edrick DeJesus of Springfield can officially call himself John Cena’s biggest fan.

Jul 25, 2014

The Recorder

Ailing boy uses wish to visit pope

Two years ago, Christopher Diego Sarage was a “normal” 9-year-old boy playing soccer, chatting up a storm with his family and having lots of fun with his friends. Today Chrisito, as his family calls him — “ito” is a Spanish diminutive indicating affection — lies on the couch of a Thayer Road relative, who his family is visiting with, barely able to move and unable to speak.

Jul 17, 2014

dorchester report

As she awaits another new kidney, Isis Rivera hails life

Isis Rivera marked her Sweet Sixteen in grand Quinceañera style last month. The Dorchester girl and her family and friends observed the traditional Latin American celebration of a girl’s transition into womanhood with a party bus and huge bash at Spinelli’s Function Facility in East Boston.

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
133 Federal Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 367-9474
Back Line (617) 367-0739
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, West Springfield Office
181 Park Avenue
Suite 12
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 733-9474

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474