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Truck convoy raises funds for Make-A-Wish Connecticut

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16th annual Wishes-On-Wheels truck convoy was held at Rentschler Field Sunday (WFSB) 16th annual Wishes-On-Wheels truck convoy was held at Rentschler Field Sunday (WFSB)
16th annual Wishes-On-Wheels truck convoy was held at Rentschler Field Sunday (WFSB) 16th annual Wishes-On-Wheels truck convoy was held at Rentschler Field Sunday (WFSB)
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EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

On Sunday, a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Connecticut was held in East Hartford, helping children with life threatening illnesses see their wishes come true.

The 16th annual Wishes-On-Wheels truck convoy left Rentschler Field on Sunday morning.

Fire trucks, SWAT vehicles, military and even monster trucks were there; each truck raising money for Make-A-Wish Connecticut.

Janet Zaleski’s son Dominick was diagnosed with brain cancer, and after his treatments last year, his wish to meet Yankee great Derek Jeter was fulfilled.

“We got picked up in a limo in West Hartford, (and were) driven down to New York,” Zaleski said. “The minute we got there we got in another limo went to the stadium. They gave us an awesome tour and we went where people don't usually go.”

Dominick and his two brothers met Derek Jeter in the dugout.

Last year, Wishes-On-Wheels raised $1 million.

Representatives from this year's event said it was a positive one, especially since the rain held off.

The total amount raised on Sunday was not immediately available.

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