SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It was a night of joy in Springfield Wednesday night as a wish for a child battling cancer finally came true!

“I’m excited to go to Halloween Disney!”

Jesaias Figueroa of Belchertown

The 8-year-old Jesaias Figueroa of Belchertown will soon be heading to the most magical place on earth! Jesaias battles acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which can affect white blood cells in the blood and bone marrow.

Jesaias Figueroa
Jesaias Figueroa (Courtesy of Make-A-Wish)

As a special Halloween treat for him and his brother, Berkshire Bank’s Springfield branch hosted a Harry Potter-themed party with trick-or-treating. It was a way to bring some added joy before Jesaias leaves for Walt Disney World Resort, a wish granted by the Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Foundation.

“Jesaias is going through some challenging times and we wanted to celebrate this with him,” said Berkshire Bank Senior Vice President and Team Leader of the Pioneer Valley, Joseph Marullo.

Peg Wheble, Regional Director of Make-a-wish Massachusetts & Rhode Island adds, “he loves Halloween, he will be in Disney for Halloween. And I’m sure he will be back here to the Berkshire crew to fill them in on his wish experience.”

He’ll be heading to Orlando later this month with his family. Jesaias is one of the hundreds of kids Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island is serving during its 40th anniversary year.

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