We are very excited to announce our new Officers and Board of Directors for A Wish Come True.
Candace Sallale, President, Wish Mom| Raymond James Financial Services - Financial Advisor
Tracy Walsh, Treasurer, Wish Granter | AIPSO Director-Field Operations
James Cavanaugh Jr. | Philanthropist, Business Owner, Fall River, MA
Colleen Duffy | President of the Meghan K. Duffy Memorial Foundation
Steven Napolillo | Senior Athletic Director, Providence College Friars
Frank L. Ray | President Holiday Travel, Retired Teacher, Musician - Westport, MA
Cynthia Rodrigues | Retired President Southeastern Mass Labor Council
Victor Santos | Director HR, City of East Providence/ Owner Galito Restaurant
Mark Stephenson | Barnum Financial Group, Finance Advisor
John Wiggins | Rapid Prep, LLC Controller
Mary-Kate O'Leary, Executive Director
Susan Baker, Finance and Administration Manager
Nicole White, Wish Coordinator
Erminia "Meme" Lindsay, Fund Development Coordinator
Introducing Our New Executive Director, Mary-Kate O'Leary
The Magic of A Wish Come True
TAKE THE PLUNGE...into 2020 and the icy Atlantic at the AWCT 16th Annual Polar Plunge! It’s one of the coolest events of the year! A Rhode Island tradition, the Polar Plunge, on New Year’s Day, has raised much needed funds over the years to help AWCT grant the wishes of children ages 3-18 who live in Rhode Island and areas of Southeastern Massachusetts. This year funds will help fund Henry’s Wish.
HELP GRANT HENRY’S WISH
“Hasbro Children’s Hospital diagnosed Henry with Stage IV High-Risk Neuroblastoma at the end of June 2017. He has had multiple rounds of chemotherapy along with major abdominal surgery within a year and a half’s time. In December 2018 he was declared to have no evidence of this disease. Henry now has Stage 3 Chronic Kidney disease, hearing loss from his treatment. During his scans at the end of September 2019, Hasbro found that Henry had relapsed and the cancer has returned. He is now in the middle of going through another four rounds of chemo.
Henry attends preschool at Primrose Hill School. When he is well enough, Henry is a really happy and outgoing child even with these obstacles! He loves to play with his older brother Lincoln and do anything fun!” – Henry’s Mom