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Boy uses his wish from Make-A-Wish to get special space that other schoolchildren can use

Most children granted a wish from Make-A-Wish ask to go on a trip, but Edward wanted something different.

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At a Massachusetts elementary school, a new curious structure awaits students.

The large, geodesic dome is open for use by students and teachers, and it's there because 11-year-old Edward Liu wished for it through Make-A-Wish.

Edward's wish was unique since most children ask to go on trips, said Charlotte Beattie, CEO of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

"Whether it’s to go to Florida to one of the parks or to Hawaii for a beach experience, or to visit a relative cross country,” she said. “But Edward, he gave his wish away. He wanted the joy of his wish to be experienced by others."

Edward’s illness makes it difficult for him to speak, so his father, Xiang Liu, explained that what Edward asked for was a special space that his friends and the school community could enjoy.

"Every since he was a little kid, he always wanted to be a big brother, even though he's the youngest in the family," Liu said. "He wanted to help other people."

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