What is a Hero's Wish?

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 warriors 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.

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 on Active Duty Military (six months prior to combat deployment, six months after a deployment, or while on leave from deployment), a severely wounded warrior 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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Steely Dan / Biltmore Estate
My name is MAJ William Hartel. I return from this deployment 2 weeks before my favorite band plays an intimate show at the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville NC. I would like to attend this sold out show with my girlfriend who has supported me though this, my second deployment to the middle east in as many years.

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San Francisco 49ers Football Game
Hello all my name is Eddie Slovak. I am a purple heart recipient veteran that served the US Army for 5 1/2 years. I have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. My wish is to take my family of four (Myself,wife, 8 year old son and 4 year old daughter) to watch our favorite team San Francisco 49ers. We are from Texas and this would be the only chance to watch them play here until four more years. Sunday September 7, 2014: 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys at At&t stadium. Please help us fulfill this wish. Thank you all and God Bless.

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Family Disneyland
My name is SPC Amado R. Punto Jr. I am currently deployed in Romania. From Aug 2011 to Sept 2012 I had my first deployment and spent time with my family in the Philippines on Apr 2012 during R & R. I went back to Fort Riley on Aug. 2012 and was reassigned to my current unit 165th MCT , 541st Combat Sustainment Support battalion. Before the end of year 2013, my family visas were finally approved and they came to states on Dec 30 2013. After 45 days of being together again I got deployed to Romania from 15 February 2014 until present. My wife and kids were only in the states for a month before I was deployed. My wife, my two sons ages 10 and 13 and daughter 17 are staying now in Oxnard , California. Their only wish at this time is for me to give them a time for family bonding after deployment and they want it in Disneyland in Anaheim. Their wish since their childhood might come through with your support and will really appreciate it with all my heart.

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Family Trip to Disney World
My name is GM1 Vargas and I'm preparing to come home from my 4th deployment. I would love to give my wife and children (ages 11,8,7,3) a trip to Disney World once I get back. My wife of 9 years has been doing a great job keeping everything on track in picking up my part in the house and with the kids. The kids have been great little helpers as well. This deployment has been particularly rough on all of us and we are in need of some fun and relaxation. I've missed several important events such as their soccer games in which they were all first time players, school awards, a birthday, and our anniversary. On top of that our hopes of going to our hometown (after not being home for 3 years) have been shattered due to deployment extension. So to make up for all of the sacrifices we've all had to make, I am requesting help with (6) 3-day one park per day tickets to Disney World.

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Disneyland Tickets
I am SSgt Jorge Palomino. I have been married to my wonderful wife, Alicia, for 12 years. We have 3 daughters, Elizabeth, Emily, Eva, and my son Elijah. Their ages are 12, 9, 2, and 3. I am currently in Afghanistan on my 2nd deployment in 3 years. I will return around the fall 2014, and I would love to take my family to Disneyland Anaheim, California. I am asking for 6 of the 3-day park-hopper tickets for Myself, my wife, and our 3 daughters and my son, Thank you for your support.

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Disney World - Aug 2014
My name is Manuel Isbell I'm a Warrant Officer One in the United States Army. I will be returning home from deployment around July 4th, and left home station 19 OCT 2103. I'm planning a post deployment trip for my two kids, their wonderful mother and myself for our first trip ever to Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. I'm asking for 4, 4-day park-hopper tickets for my family. Thanks for looking and donating.