• Kid gets ultimate tree house from Make-A-Wish Mass & RI

    By: Kacie Yearout


    ABINGTON, Mass. - Neighbors and family helped unveil a young boy's ultimate dream tree house in Abington Saturday. 

    “It feels awesome to see him what he should be doing – he’s out playing with his friends,” said Christy Blaney.

    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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    When it came to the wish, at first Connor wanted a Lego set for his wish, and then a red Corvette. His parents, Christy and Paul Blaney, said they wanted something positive and fun for the wish.

    “One of the things he loved to do during his treatment was watch Tree House Masters. He kept saying he didn’t want something that could be over…he wanted something he could share with his friends,” said Christy.

    The people at Delphi Construction, which partners with Make-a-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, came out and talked with Connor about what he imagined for his dream tree house.

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    “They took everything that he basically talked about and made it into a reality,” said Christy.

    The ultimate tree house included a zip line, a bridge, and a fire pole. At the reveal Saturday, Connor and his friends were in awe of all the amazing features.

    “When you can enjoy a moment like this due to special people, it really remembers what’s important,” said Paul, Connor’s dad.

    Doctors expect Connor to stay healthy. 

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