Hasbro, Dream Foundation makes trip come true for Easthampton family

EASTHAMPTON — A family living with cancer will get a chance to spend four days at three Orlando theme parks thanks to the California-based Dream Foundation andHasbro Inc., in East Longmeadow.

“We are so blessed,” Janet K. Parent said Thursday when Hasbro employees formally dropped off the family’s airline tickets, park passes to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and Sea World Orlando and gifts. “We have gone through so much in last two years. Always it has been filled with blessings of people loving us and lifting us up. God is good.”

Group Grants Wish For Ailing Husband

Since the time he was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, 57-year-old El Mirage resident Michael “Mack” McCarthy has dedicated much of his time to raising awareness of the condition and helping others afflicted with it.

Now, with advanced-stage pulmonary hypertension and a prognosis of less than six months to live, all McCarthy wants is to attend the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s biennial conference in Orlando, Fla., this weekend, to reunite with those he has

Dream Foundation fulfills wish for lifelong Pirates fan

It might be Jon Gracey’s final trip to the ballpark.

He knows that. He’s lived the last five years with a ticking clock, knowing every day could be his last.
On Friday, the Pirates recognized Gracey as the ‘Fan of the Game,’ inviting him down to field level for batting practice and warmups. He shook Pirates manager Clint Hurdle’s hand on the top step of the dugout and spent 10 minutes speaking with Pirates president Frank Coonelly.

Dressed head-to-toe in Pirates regalia, Gracey looked like a kid again.

Hurdle asked him to come to his office before Saturday’s game. He’ll join the radio broadcast, too.

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Architect major inspired by Wright, Fallingwater

This spring, Charles Huizar opened a fortune cookie and read the message inside: “Your dearest wish will come true.”

Weeks earlier, the architectural engineering student learned that he would visit Fallingwater, his favorite Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building.

He so enjoyed the irony that he carries the small slip of paper to this day, tucked inside a travel folder detailing his visit on Tuesday to the National Historic Landmark in Fayette County.

Huizar, 21, is a sophomore studying architectural engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.