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

Hero's Wish 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 Vet Tix 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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Metallica Concert
My son and I are huge Metallica Fans (my wife a little too) and we were so excited when we heard about their 2017 tour.  It is my wish that we could see them in San Diego (or Los Angeles) this year prior to me reporting to my next deployable unit. We've never seen the Metal Gods and it has been a dream of ours for a few years. I am a Navy Corpsman and will be assigned to a Marine Infantry unit whom I will soon deploy with.  There is no preparation that gets your mind ready to leave your family for 6 months, all you can do is come together and make the best of the time you have with each other.  This summer will be my family's last time together for a while, and attending the Metallica Concert would be a perfect send off and lasting memory for us to refer back to during our second deployment. 

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Route 91 Harvest Festival
Hello, I am currently a Marine Corps Sergeant on active duty with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division. I returned from a 7 month deployment in mid September, which had a very long and busy workup to. My Girlfriend and I were unable to spend a lot of time together and missed out on many music events because of the workup and deployment. She and I are big fans of county music and would love the opportunity to attend the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas this year. Thank you all for everything you do for the Military! God bless.

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Disney World Park Hopper passes for Gold Star Family
My name is Rachel Gillette and I am the proud daughter of Col. Stephen Scott. My father, Col. Scott gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country on April 6, 2008 while defending our country in Bagdad, Iraq. Col. Stephen Scott served in the Army for almost 30 years and was a true American Hero who is greatly missed every day. I am an older surviving child and I do not qualify for any of the trips that are offered for children and I have always felt like I am alone in my journey as I continue to heal. One of my most memorable trips that I took as a young child with my dad was to Disney World in Orlando, Florida and I would be grateful for the opportunity to take my 4 children on a surprise family vacation. As we all know, Disney World is costly and I have already contacted Shades of Green for our lodging and they are able to offer us a discounted rate as we are a Gold Star family. Our wish is for 6 four day park hopper passes. My family is so proud of our hero and would be overjoyed to take a trip together to create memories and remember our HERO Col. Stephen Scott. Thank you and God Bless!

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Post Deployment Family Vacation to Universal Studios
I am Master Sergeant Samuel Cole and I am currently deployed and have been since September 2016. My wife Kassandra is also active duty and is at home in Nebraska while I am away. She was most recently deployed from December 2014 through April 2015. We've had to cancel our plans three times due to these deployments and a PCS, to go to Universal Studios, Orlando with our children. We would both like to make up for these broken plans and take our four children to Universal Studios Orlando in September 2017. We are a blended family and one thing that has brought us all together is Harry Potter. It would be an incredible experience to get all of us together to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We would appreciate 3-day park to park tickets to lighten some of the cost of the trip. Thank you in advance. Sincerely, MSgt Samuel Cole, USAF

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The Lion King on Broadway
Hi ! My name is MSgt Ayshah Tual, I have been serving in the Air Force for 16 years now and I am currently Deployed to an Undisclosed location in the Middle East. I will be home in a few weeks after being away from my Family for 7 months. This Deployment has been really hard especially being a mom but even harder on my two Children. I have missed my daughters first day of Kindergarten, Halloween, my sons 11th Birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and several school events that my kids are involved in including my sons first school dance. Being away from my children has been the hardest thing I've ever had to do . To try and make up for all the missed Birthdays and Holidays I would like to take my Family to their first Broadway show , to see The Lion King . For my Hero's wish I would like to request (4) Tickets for my family and I to attend the June 10th showing at the Minskoff Theatre.

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Disney World Family Trip
Hello, I am SPC Sam Pearson, I am currently deployed to Afghanistan, this is my 2nd deployment. My first deployment was with 10th Mountain Division, conducting route clearance with combat engineers, this deployment I am with the Infantry out of Fort Bliss. My first time away from 2 of my kids, My wife and I have 3 together. Two of them were born between the first deployment and this one. As far as our children, One is currently 5 months old, and the other is nearly two. And the third has just turned 5. None of my family, including myself have ever been to Disney World, or even Florida. And we have figured it would be a dream trip upon my return. I am looking to take my family on a trip to Disney World.

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