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Dec 23, 2016

7 News Boston

Teen’s wish granted to play with Boston Pops


The Make-A-Wish Foundation surprised a local teen on Friday. He is a tuba player and has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. He says playing the tuba is therapy for his lungs. And on Friday his dream came true on a special stage, as he played with the Boston Pops.

Nov 07, 2016

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Kids spend unforgettable day with Tom Brady thanks to Make-A-Wish

WFXT-TV Fox 25

Six kids got the meet-and-greet of a lifetime with New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady.

Nov 07, 2016

Cohasset teen's wish to meet Tom Brady granted

Cohasset Mariner

Christopher had his heartfelt wish to meet Tom Brady granted, along with five other children. The kids spent the morning playing catch with the football star and getting a behind-the-scenes look at Gillette Stadium.

Nov 05, 2016


Tom Brady Makes Dreams Come True with Make-A-Wish


Tom Brady met a few of his biggest fans this past week and made a few dreams come true in the process.

Oct 14, 2016

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Wine and Wishes 2016

Boston Common Magazine

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island hosted more than 300 guests at the UMass Club in Beacon Hill in support of its Wine and Wishes event on October 14, 2016. Former New England Patriots player Matt Light and Fox25 news anchor and reporter Vanessa Welch emceed the event and energized the crowd with a live auction and raffle to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Sep 22, 2016

7 News Boston

Make-A-Wish sends Medford boy to Disney World


Thursday was a dream come true for a 6-year-old Medford boy. Giovanni is facing a life-threatening condition, and it has always been his dream to go to Walt Disney World.

Sep 22, 2016

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Little boy gets magical send-off from Make-A-Wish

WFXT-TV Fox 25

Boston Logan was full of Disney Magic Thursday morning for one special 6-year-old boy. Six-year-old Giovanni Maggiore was born with just half a heart. He also has a condition that attacks his organs. He's had multiple surgeries and it's been hard for his whole family.

Sep 22, 2016

Boy gets magical Make-A-Wish Disney send-off at Logan


It was a magical send off at Logan Airport for little Giovanni as he left for a dream vacation to Walt Disney World, thanks to Make-A-Wish.

Sep 01, 2016


Photos: Make-A-Wish's Evening of Wishes

Rhode Island Monthly

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island raised $260,000 to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses in Rhode Island at its fourth annual Evening of Wishes Dinner at the Omni Providence Hotel. More than 250 people attended the event, which featured the stories of area wish recipients and their families.

Aug 11, 2016

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Kid gets ultimate tree house from Make A Wish Mass RI

Fox 25 WFXT

The tree house was a gift to him from Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Eight-year-old Connor Blaney was diagnosed bilateral Wilms tumor in 2015. He's had surgery, radiation therapy and intensive chemotherapy. His parents said it was tough, but he’s scans have been clear for the past few months and he’s back with his friends.

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