Make-A-Wish Foundation sets off fireworks for Calverton teen

07/07/2015 6:00 AM |
Fireworks light up the sky over Tristin Kreuger's Calverton home Monday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Fireworks light up the sky over Tristin Kreuger’s Calverton home Monday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Tristin Krueger got his wish. Two of them, in fact.

A professional fireworks display was held Monday just after dusk in honor of the 18-year-old Riverhead High School graduate, who’s battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia since 2013. 

The fireworks were set up by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit group that fulfills the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. Police and fire crews were on hand to close off nearby streets as dozens of families packed the road on Twomey Avenue for the private party.

Two days prior, the foundation had set up a party at Tristin’s Calverton home for all of his friends. It was the same home that was damaged in a fire earlier this year.

On Monday, Tristin’s mother, Raven, said she appreciates all the prayers and well wishes of her neighbors and friends.

“The community’s been wonderful,” she said. “Thank you to everyone who loves Tristin.”

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