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May 14, 2018

Framingham Patch

Subaru of Wakefield Donates $40K to Make-A-Wish® Mass and RI

Wakefield Patch

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island has partnered with Subaru of Wakefield as part of the Subaru Share the Love Event to help grant life-changing wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Massachusetts.

May 09, 2018

WCVB Channel 5 Boston

Video: Boy who loves vacuums visits SharkNinja on World Wish Day


It might be an infomercial, but 14-year-old Nick Wachsmann is not acting. For years, his family said he's had a passion for house-cleaning. He has cystic fibrosis, and after seeing an infomercial starring SharkNinja's CEO, Nick knew exactly what he'd say when the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked him what he wanted.

May 09, 2018

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Make-A-Wish gives Hingham teen a Caribbean adventure

The Patriot Ledger

When Tony Achille was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 15, his and his family’s lives were suddenly centered around hospital visits, test and treatments.The one thing that kept him positive was the possibility of getting a wish granted by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which provides once-in-a-lifetime experiences for children facing serious illnesses.

Apr 16, 2018

Wicked Local

Video: At Concord’s North Bridge, a Child’s Dream Comes True


Nothing was going to keep John McConnell from getting his wish. Not pouring rain, or the cancellation of the annual battle re-enactment at Old North Bridge because of a constant downpour. John, 14, came all the way from Anchorage, Alaska, with his family -- mom Jackie, dad Brian, sister Jeannie and brother Daniel -- to live out his dream of giving the ceremonial drum command telling British regulars and local Minuteman companies to fire their muskets.

Apr 16, 2018

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Video: Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfills dream on Patriots' Day

Boston 25 News

An Alaskan teen’s Patriots' Day wish is a dream come true thanks the Make-A-Wish Foundation.The McConnell Family traveled across the country with the sole purpose for 14-year-old history buff John to be a drummer in a Revolutionary War re-enactment.

Apr 16, 2018

WCVB Channel 5 Boston

Video: Young history buff's wish granted on Patriots' Day


On this Patriot’s Day, one teenager’s dream came true on the Battle Field of Lexington Green. John McConnell led the pack of minutemen reenacting the march to Concord 243 years after the battle was fought. The 14-year-old is a revolutionary history superfan.

Mar 26, 2018


Make-A-Wish Foundation's 2018 'Swish Night' fundraiser


It doesn't take a fairy godmother with a magic wand to grant a wish. It just takes people who care. Many of those caring people celebrated at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island's annual Swish Night at Springfield Country Club Saturday.

Dec 23, 2017

Wicked Local

Wakefield Subaru hosts Make-A-Wish event

Wicked Local Wakefield

Subaru of Wakefield teamed up with Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island to host a Pack the Outback toy drive, asking customers and community members to donate toys for wish kids and their siblings as part of the 10th annual Subaru Share the Love event.

Dec 06, 2017


Video: Macy’s and Make-a-Wish surprise local girl with trip to Bahamas


Macy’s and Make-a-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island teamed up Wednesday to surprise a local girl with a trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Oct 03, 2017


Video: girl and her family go to Disney


A little girl from Johnston and her family recently traveled to Disney World through Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, enjoying a lifetime of memories for her whole family. Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello has the story you’ll see only on Eyewitness News.

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