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 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.

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 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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Az Cardinals Tickets
My name is Master Sergeant Ryan Reed. I married my high school sweetheart Meredith at 18 and joined the United States Air Force in 1998. We have two sons, Greyson and Ashston who are 10 and 12. I've been deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Defense of the Arabian Gulf for the last 7 months and will re-deploy next week back to Hill AFB in Utah. After our re-integration period, we are planning to drive home and spend Christmas in Phoenix for the first time in several years. The event I was hoping to attend is the Cardinals vs Seahawks game at University of Phoenix Stadium on the 21st of December. I've been going to Cardinals games since I was 8 years old when they first moved to Phoenix in 1988, but have only been fortunate enough to attend a handful of games since joining the Air Force in 1998. In England, I woke my two young boys at 3am and literally cried while watching the Cardinals beat the Eagles to finally go to the Superbowl. Both of my sons, now 10 and 12, continue to wear their jerseys to school in spite of a fair bit of teasing from the local kids...and in my 16-year career, I have yet to meet another Cards fan who I could watch a game with, or really understood what it means to have been a fan all these years (although that did work out in my favor in 2001, when the Cardinals Cheerleaders came to visit us in Kuwait) I would love nothing more than to have an opportunity to take my incredible family to a game, and experience that amazing feeling of camaraderie that comes from being surrounded by thousands of cheering Cardinals' fans! Thank you

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Disney on Ice: Frozen in Dallas, Texas
My name is 1LT Bailey, Zyralyn. Thank you Vet Tix for this wonderful opportinuty to get this chance to spend quality time with my family that we have lost during my deployment. During May and June 2014 my husband and I were both sent overseas for a 9 month deployment. We have a little girl name Zoey, I would like for our family to come together again and to attend Disney on Ice: Frozen in Dallas, Texas. This would be a wonderful event to share with my family to get back what we have missed.

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4 Day Passes to Disney World
I separated from active duty back in 2012. In September of 2011 on my last deployment I was blown up by a VBIED (truck packed with 1500 lbs of explosives) receiving the purple heart and being sent back to the united states medically. After I got out I had to start different treatments through the VA and haven't been able to truly get away and go on a vacation. So now that my health is stable we don't really have the money for a big vacation like this. So it is my wish to take my wife and two kids to Disney world for a once in a lifetime experience.

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Disneyland California
I am graciously requesting 4-3 day park hopper tickets to Disneyland in California for my 2 daughters, my wife and myself. My Name is TSgt Russ Pollock and I have served in the US Air Force as a Civil Engineer for 17.5 years. I am currently on my 5th Deployment to the middle east and have also done 2 one year remote tours in Korea. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for a little over 16 years and she has held down the fort for every deployment and remote tour. She is my hero. I have 2 daughter, ages 6 and 3. It would bring them so much joy to be able to spend a few days at Disneyland. They to have also endured much sacrifice as i have been away overseas for over half of my 6 year olds life. It would mean the world to us if you are able to fulfill this wish. Thank You

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Universal Studios
My name is Michael Costanzo, I am severely disabled veteran. I work for a non-profit where I help my fellow veterans, even giving from my own pocket so they can eat. I have stretched myself pretty thin. I really need to take a break. I am looking to take my family on some much needed R&R. We need to reconnect as a family. I cannot remember the last time we have all gotten in the car, headed to a vacation spot and enjoyed each other. We are looking to go to Orlando, FL and visit Universal for two days. There are 6 of us.

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Giants V Redskins Metlife Stadium
My name is LTC Dominick M. Versace. I am on my way back from Afghanistan and my wish would be 4 tickets to the Giants Redskins game at Metlife Stadium on DEC 14. My family is split between Giants and Redskins fans. Myself and youngest daughter are Giant fans and my wife and oldest daughter are Redskins fans. It would mean a great deal to take them to the game. My daughters have never been to an NFL game.

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