What is a Hero's Wish?


Wish: SKI LIFT TICKET
All, Thank you for granting my wish this year. It has been a hard year with combat deployments and other personnel things in my life. This day is a day that I will never forget. Again thank you. Respectfully MSGT Sagredo Ismael

Veteran Tickets Foundation is proud to bring the Hero's Wish program to our members!

Deployed, wounded and families of those killed in action are shouldering the hardest burdens of military service. Their duty has impacted their lives in ways the rest of America can only imagine. To relieve their burden of stress VetTix would like to give a once in a lifetime event to these Heroes. Hero's Wish events create wonderful experiences that they can always remember to heal their spirit and bring them together as a family. For those who have suffered, we want to welcome them back and bring enjoyment back into their lives.

Hero's Wish allows members who meet certain criteria to request specific tickets for any single event (NOTE: We are not capable of fulfilling meet and greets, trips, cruises, hotel stays or flights), and have donors fulfill that request either by ticket donation or by donating money to make the hero's wish come true.

The Hero's Wish program can be used by Active Duty Military Personnel (six months prior to, while on leave from or six months after their deployments), severely wounded Veterans (Purple Heart Required) and the families of men and woman killed in action (KIA).

After submitting a Hero's Wish, Vet Tix will work with the veteran to verify the Hero's Wish requirements are met. If all criteria are met, a member of the Hero's Wish will be assigned to facilitate wish fulfillment. Veteran Tickets Foundation does not discriminate based on race, religion, sex or social status.

The Vet Tix Hero's Wish team and other volunteers explore possible ways to make the Hero's Wish come true for our veteran. Most Hero's Wishes are funded on a case by case basis with funds donated through the website and by the Hero's Wish team working hard with our donors and venues to make the Hero's Wish a reality.

Click here to see the list of the current Hero's Wishes!

Help Fulfill a Hero's Wish

Want to help Veteran Tickets Foundation fulfill the wish of one of America's heroes? There are two ways you can help us honor these special members:

  • Make a ticket donation. Simply visit the Hero's Wish page and select a wish that you'd like to help Vet Tix fulfill.
  • Don't have tickets to donate? No problem! You can always support a hero by making a monetary donation toward the wish you select and Vet Tix will purchase the tickets.

New wishes are being submitted all the time, so we encourage you to view the hero's wish page as often as you can.

Wish: DISNEYLAND DREAM!
Thanks to everyone that made our Disneyland Dream a reality! We really appreciate what you do for our military families! Thank you for all your support!

Submit A Hero's Wish

Are you Currently Serving Military (six months prior to combat deployment, six months after a deployment, or while on leave from deployment), a severely wounded Veteran (Purple Heart Required) or a family member of someone who was killed in action (KIA)?

If you are and you have not received a wish from another wish-granting organization, then you are eligible for our Hero's Wish Program! All you need to do is complete a few easy steps and Veteran Tickets Foundation will get started on making your Hero's Wish come true!

NOTE: Veteran is allowed to submit 1 (ONE) lifetime wish. If wish goes unfilled, that still counts as your one lifetime wish.

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Disneyland Park Hopper
I am currently on my seventh deployment. I have been deployed since October 2014 and missed all the birthdays and holidays with Maria, my wife of 19 years (20 in August)and my 15 and 14 year old daughters, Ana and Tori and my 13 year old son Santiago. To be able to receive 4 three day Disneyland, CA Park Hopper passes would be a tremendous blessing and gift for my family. On 5 April 2015 I reached my 20 year anniversery in the service and it will be great to get back home and surprise them with a gift for all the support they have given me in allowing me to serve my country with honor. Thank you for reading and consideration in fulfilling this veterans wish. May God continue to bless America and those who defend and support her.

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Disney World Orlando
My name is Robert Fleming and I served 12 years in the Army. I was recently medically retired as a Sergeant First Class in 2014 due to injuries that I sustained in combat. I have had multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan where I received 2 purple hearts. My service, deployments, and injuries have taken its toll on my wonder wife April who I've been married to for 11 years and she even quit work and nursing school to take care of me in the hospital while we were dating after I was injured in Iraq. After my injuries and hospital stays I regrouped and toughed it out for another decade, and more deployment. While this was satisfying personally for my career it took its toll on my body and my family as I wasn't there for them and I was gone the entire first year of my oldest due to deployment. I have three wonderful boys that are 4, 3, and 2 that are great. My oldest and youngest are autistic and though it is challenging they make our world brighter and better. They love the Disney channel and any and all Disney characters. We've never got a chance to take a family while I was active due to responsibilities, deployments, training, and medical issues. It actually is a wish and it would be a blessing if my family could go to Disney world in Orlando Florida. I am requesting and wishing that my family of 5 be able to go to Disney in Orlando for 2 days. Thank you and God bless Robert

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Michael Jackson One by Cirque Du Soleil
My name is SSgt Kelly Goodman. My kids are HUGE Michael Jackson fans, they love his music so much, even my girls would move around in my belly when I played him around the house. My son knows all his songs. It's just a drive from us and it can be a vacation we can have that's affordable and not over the top. I missed out on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, their 5th birthday, my anniversary, New years, Valentine's, St Patrick's, and soon to be Easter. My kids haven't been apart from me this long and my kids have actually had a harder time than I thought. It's dad who is usually gone for work (he's military too). We are looking at going to Vegas July 22-26 so any show during that time would be amazing. I just want to thank these kids for their sacrifice, and have a memorable time with them since I missed out on so much, and thank my husband for taking on the task of mom and dad and shuttling them everywhere. We try to bond with our kids through things they love and have a passion for and Michael Jackson's music and talent, and the acrobatics from this show are things our kids love, to see their faces light up with joy and excitement, the freedom they have to do that, reminds me why I love my job and do what I do for them. I'm requesting 5 tickets because it's me, my husband, our 14 year old son, and our twin 5 year old daughters. Thank you for reading our wish.

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Nascar New Hampshire Speedway
My name is LT. Timothy Thibault. I live near Boston Ma, and I have been on deployment for 5 months with another 4 months to go. I would like to bring my family to the event. My wife Elaine, two daughters Samantha (22) & Rebecca (16). I have been around auto racing for many years, building race cars, driving cars and even my daughter was racing when she was 9 years old. My wish is to take my family for the weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Nascar Modified Tour all star race on 7/17 & 7/18. Maybe even the Nascar Sprint cup on 7/19. Access to pit area would be awesome. I would love to throw the green flag for the race while in uniform! Have been around auto racing in New England since I was 10 years old.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain
My name is Jereme Schuchard. I am a wounded veteran. I was awarded purple heart for damages to my neck and shoulder. I was at the 1996 khobar towers bombing by Al Queda upon AF & Army compound in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. I was eating Dominos pizza for dinner and then boom! 19 fellow soldiers died. 236 including myself were injured. My wish is for 6 tickets to Six Flags Magic Mountain for me and my family. This hero's gift will bring great joy to my family & I! I thank you all very much!

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Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard
My name is SGT Christopher E Waite. I am currently on my third deployment and my second one in 3 years. Both have been to Afghanistan. The last 3 years have been hard on myself and my family due to the time that I have had to spend away from them serving our great country. With this deployment coming to an end I can not think of a better way to share an experience with them then through a generous donation from Vet Tix. I have always wanted to experience the Brick Yard 400 in Indianapolis, IN even though I live close to the track I have never had the opportunity to watch a race live and in person. I know it would be an experience of a life time, to feel the rumble of the engine of the Nascars as they scream by. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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