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Beverly students raising money, awareness for pediatric cancer
In July 2016, Beverly's Riley Fessenden tragically lost a courageous battle with a rare form of nasal cancer called Esthesioneuroblastoma. She was just nine years old.
Beverly Woman Who Lost Daughter To Cancer Will Donate Kidney To 13-Year-Old Boy
The gift of a lifetime, tying two families forever. What could be more generous, more valuable than the gift of life?
'Never give up hope': Boy, 13, to get kidney transplant from special donor
Nikolas Hourican was 3 years old, dressed as a monkey on Halloween night, when his parents first noticed something wasn't quite right.
Riley’s legacy remains strong: Abby Archer continues to run Falmouth in memory of young Beverly cancer victim
In just nine years, Riley Fessenden’s impact on Beverly and the greater North Shore area and beyond was profound.
Candlelight vigil held for Beverly’s Riley Fessenden
A candlelight vigil was held for Riley Fessenden, who passed away at age 9 on Wednesday, July 20, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Hundreds upon hundreds of people turned out at the Riley Rocks rock garden in Lynch park to honor her memory.
Hospice helps Riley and her family
We join with the community of Beverly and people all over the North Shore in remembering our special friend Riley ROCKS. She and her family generously shared their story to educate others about the benefits of hospice care.
Remembering the life of Riley Bridget Fessenden 2007 - 2018
Riley Bridget Fessenden, 9, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2016 at the Kaplan Hospice Family House in Danvers. She was a true inspiration to all and fought her terrible disease to the end.
Community gathers to remember Riley 'She became the fighter of all fighters'
Thousands followed the young girl's fight on the Facebook page Riley ROCKS after she was diagnosed with cancer at age six.
Congratulations to Riley Fessenden on being recognized at the State House
Hosted by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, this event highlights women across the Commonwealth and their contributions to our communities. Riley is a symbol of strength with her mission to raise awareness to the fight against childhood cancers.
Endicott Mourns The Loss Of Team IMPACT’s Riley Fessenden
The Endicott College community is saddened by the passing of nine-year-old Beverly native Riley Fessenden, who became a member of the Endicott softball team through Team IMPACT two years ago.
Beverly remembers Riley Fessenden
In just nine short years, one little girl from Beverly touched the hearts and lives of many. Riley Fessenden, who was diagnosed with esthesioneuroblastoma at the age of 6, took on the rare form of cancer with grace, bravery and courage, never backing down and always smiling.
Riley's battle with cancer inspired community
Riley Fessenden, a girl whose determined fight against cancer prompted an outpouring of support and admiration in the city and beyond, died on Wednesday afternoon at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 9 years old.
Beverly girl battling cancer on 50-yard line for Taylor Swift concert
An 8-year-old Beverly girl battling a rare nasal cancer has seats on the 50-yard line for tonight’s Taylor Swift concert at Gillete Stadium, and her family’s hoping the pop star takes notice.
Heard around Beverly: Riley Fessenden cheers for Dana-Farber
Seven-year-old Riley Fessenden is well-known locally for her battle with a rare form of cancer, which has brought the community to rally behind her on several occasions.
Documenting Illness: Images of Hope
In the midst of a serious illness, there are glimpses of a childhood intact: painting a ceramic ladybug, reading “Froggy Learns to Swim” before bed with siblings Drew, 10, Meghan, 8, and Daniel, 2, and joining friends in the outfield for a summer staple – a baseball game.
Special Spaces transforms two downstairs rooms into playroom for Riley Fessenden
What happens when the perfect kid-friendly playroom appears in your house overnight? Beverly’s Fessenden kids were mostly speechless when they returned from seeing “The Little Mermaid” on Saturday and got their first look at the playroom that Special Spaces Boston had created.
Riley’s Blizzard rocks
M&Ms. Chocolate chunks. Mint. Soft serve ice cream. If you find any of the aforementioned sweets enticing, then Riley’s Rock’in Blizzard at the Beverly Dairy Queen on Cabot Street is right up your alley.
Beverly High trio ready to Rock for Riley at state DECA competition this weekend
Kendel Davy, Jack Morency and Joey Kozlowski haven’t had to practice their presentation for this weekend’s state DECA competition at the Marriott in Boston all that much.
Cheers for Riley
Saturday, Dec. 21, was a day filled with cheers, smiles and surprises for six-year-old Riley Fessenden and her Beverly cheerleading squad as the girls enjoyed a memorable visit to Gillette Stadium.
Fight like a girl: Tiny cheerleader refuses to let cancer stop her from helping squad raise thousands for charity
A six-year-old Massachusetts cheerleader is refusing to let cancer get in the way of helping her squad raise thousands of dollars for charity.
‘Riley Rocks’: Carnival to benefit 6-year-old cancer patient Riley Fessenden
At a time when most children are beginning their educations or playing with friends, six-year-old Riley Fessenden is battling a rare form of cancer called esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB).
Jean DePlacido column: Riley Rocks Family Carnival to be held at Beverly High
Riley Rocks Family Carnival will be held at Beverly High on Sunday August 25 to help defray the medical costs of six-year old cancer victim Riley Fessenden.