Making a Difference in the Life of a Little Girl from Ireland: Alisha Savage

Boston Police Officer Bobby Anthony presents alisha savage and her family with a boston street sign commemorating today's check presentation

Boston Police Officer Bobby Anthony presents alisha savage and her family with a boston street sign commemorating today's check presentation

Less than two weeks after reading about 3 year-old Alisha Savage and her brave battle against cancer in an article penned by Peter Gelzinis (See Boston Herald – February 14, 2014), today members of the East Boston Boys High School Hockey Team gathered in the cafeteria of East Boston High School to present Alisha and her family with a check in the amount of $5,000. Upon hearing about the story, Boston Police Officer Bobby Anthony of District A-7 in East Boston – who is also the head coach of the East Boston Boys Hockey Team - knew right away that he and his team needed to get involved to help this beautiful little girl and her family. So today, Anthony and the members of his team, along with members of the school’s baseball team, donated the proceeds from a recent fundraising event to Alisha's family.

Said Officer Anthony: “When I read about Alisha in Mr. Gelzinis’ article, I was immediately touched by it and I knew our kids needed to get involved. This was a great life lesson for our kids as it relates to getting involved and making a difference in the life of this little girl. Not only does it increase their awareness about cancer but today allowed them to be a part of something bigger than themselves and I’m really proud of our kids.”

Said Alisha’s dad, John Savage: "To come from as far as we have and to see this reception from people we’ve never met is amazing. We’re touched and overwhelmed by their generosity. We can’t thank these kids and their coaches more than enough. Whether it’s 10 cents or 10 dollars, it means so much and we more than appreciate all of it.”