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The Make-A-Wish Foundation Outdid Themselves By Transforming This Boy’s Backyard Into Fenway Park

'Fantasy Fenway’ was created with the help of 100 volunteers and Fenway’s actual groundskeeper

The Make-A-Wish Foundation Outdid Themselves By Transforming This Boy’s Backyard Into Fenway Park

When Thomas Hastings was asked by his parents and the Make-A-Wish Foundation what he would like most, he didn’t hold back. The 10-year-old, who has undergone numerous spinal surgeries for scoliosis and been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, knew what he wanted—his very own Fenway Park.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation, along with 100 volunteers and actual Fenway groundskeeper David Mellor, accepted the challenge and got to work creating Fantasy Fenway, a replica of the Red Sox ballpark made to scale in Thomas’ backyard.


With hard work and professional expertise, they nailed it down to the smallest details.

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There’s the iconic Citgo sign:

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The even more iconic manual scoreboard:

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And this incredible view from the field:

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To see the amazing effort that went into granting Thomas’ wish, as well as his reaction to this incredible gesture, check out the moving video created by Make-A-Wish.

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