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May 21, 2017


Westfield firefighters build child playhouse of his dreams

Wishes sometimes do come true for deserving children. Five year old Darren McQuade suffers from muscular dystrophy, and in a few years may be confined to a wheelchair. He has always wanted a dinosaur themed playhouse. An artist and a team of Westfield firefighters completed the work that the Make-a-Wish foundation had begun.

May 21, 2017

Western Mass News

Make-A-Wish reveals dinosaur-themed play shed for Westfield boy

Western Mass News

It was a special day for a young boy in Westfield as the Make-A-Wish Foundation revealed his brand-new dinosaur-themed play shed. Western Mass News brought you the story about Darren McQuade, a 5-year-old who battles Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy.

May 19, 2017


Julian Edelman Grants Make-A-Wish Madden Showdown at Patriots HQ

Imagine getting a personal tour of Patriots headquarters with Julian Edelman -- capped off with a Madden showdown in the STADIUM VIP CLUB! That's exactly what happened to 3 awesome kids on Thursday, by way of the Make-A-Wish Foundation ... and it was every bit as cool as it sounds! Edelman (it's really him, he's just beardless now) met up with Dante (8), Carlos (17) and Tyler (14) and granted their wish to hang with the Pats star.

May 19, 2017


Julian Edelman makes wishes come true this week

Julian Edelman ran down the field toward the end zone, barreling past the Seahawks defense and leaping over the line for a touchdown. He leapt up and high-fived his teammate, but instead of it being Tom Brady or Chris Hogan, Julian celebrated alongside 8-year-old Dante Polito.

May 12, 2017


Community working to make Westfield boy’s wish come true

WWLP-TV, Ch. 22

A community has gathered to make a Westfield boy’s wish come true. Five-year-old Darren McQuade will soon have his dream play shed right in his own backyard. Local firefighters and vendors have partnered with Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island to build and paint the shed.

May 12, 2017

Westfield boy gets dinosaur-themed play shed thanks to Make-A-Wish

Darren McQuade, a 5-year-old from Westfield got his wish for a dinosaur-themed play shed in his backyard on Friday, thanks to The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In addition to the staff and volunteers working with the non-profit, members of the Westfield Fire Department helped finish the interior of the play-shed.

May 12, 2017

Western Mass News

Westfield community builds dream home for young boy

Western Mass News

A 4-year-old in Westfield that has been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition has asked for one wish that will soon be granted. Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island will make Darren McQuade's dreams come true to build a dinosaur-themed playhouse in his backyard.

May 10, 2017


Making wishes come true

The Rhode Show, WPRI-TV

This morning Charlotte Beattie, Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island along with Aaron Joseph, the wish recipient of 2009 joined us on The Rhode Show. Aaron was diagnosed with a germ cell tumor and his wish was to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game. Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

May 09, 2017


New golf tournament to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

WPRI-TV, Ch. 12

Local golfers are invited to tee up for a good cause next month at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington. To celebrate 30 years of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island is hosting its inaugural golf tournament on May 15. Proceeds from the fundraising event will go towards the organization’s mission of bringing joy to the lives of seriously ill children.

May 05, 2017


Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island 30th Anniversary Gala

Improper Bostonian

At Make-a-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Boston Red Sox are truly big hitters, having helped grant the wishes of some 200 children with life-threatening medical conditions. The team was honored at the charity’s 30th Anniversary Gala on April 8 at the InterContinental Boston, where 500 guests raised more than $1 million. The charity will soon reach another milestone, as it’s on track to grant its 8,000th wish by the end of the summer.

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