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 (up to six months after their deployments), severely wounded Veterans (Purple Heart Required) and the families of men and women 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 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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Hero’s wish for Yankees tickets
Hello my name is Darlene Long. I am a Staff Sgt in the Air Force. I am currently deployed in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. I have been here since October 2023 and will return home May 2024. I have three amazing children and I have missed every holiday with them since October. It’s also been very hard for them knowing that I am in a war zone and have had multiple attacks. Our favorite past time is to attend NY Yankees games. My wish is for 4 tickets on the first base line. That would be a dream come true for all of us. Thank you for your support.
Hero’s wish for Yankees tickets\
Family trip to Orlando Disney
Hi, my name is Richie. I'm a 19 D Cav Scout in the U.S. Army. I'm active duty and have been in the Army for 10.5 years. I'm currently serving on my 2nd deployment. In the picture, you see my family and I moments before I left for deployment. Me and my wife have 3 handsome boys ages 13,12 and 5. I will return back in a few weeks and would love to surprise my family with a vacation to Disney World. I would really be grateful for my "Hero's Wish" to be able to get five (3-day Park Hopper) tickets to make some great memories with my wife and children.
Family trip to Orlando Disney\
Family Disney Trip After 1 Year Deployment
I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Marie (14 years married) and together we have two children, Elodie (7 years old) and Gabriel (3 years old). I've been in the military for 14 years, a majority of the time being in MARSOC as a Marine Special Ops Operator. For my 5th and most recent deployment in April of 2023 I was Force Mobilized to Iraq with NATO. Due to sourcing issues for a replacement, I was extended three times to make a six months turn into a one year deployment overseas! Over the year, I’ve missed birthdays and holidays alike, especially when the kids were hoping for me to be “home by their birthdays!” As I look to come home and reconnect with my family after one year apart, I’m wishing to take my family to Disney World. Having time together would be a blessing and opportunity to help make up for all the time lost while I was in Iraq. My kids and wife have been so strong thinking I would be home soon and to be disappointed to find the deployment was extended 3 times for a total of a year. I would love to be able to surprise the kids with this. Thank you so much for your consideration and hopeful support. As we say in the Marine Raiders, “Never above you, never below you, always beside you.”
Family Disney Trip After 1 Year Deployment\
Surprise my daughters with tickets to Disney World!
My name is Clay. I am currently deployed to the Middle East and would love to take my family to Disney World. My daughters Eleanor (10) and Penelope (8) are in love with all things Disney and it would be epic to surprise them with a trip to Disney World in Florida when I get back from deployment. They have been so proud of their dad during this deployment and want to treat them for helping their mom around the house and keeping her spirits high. I love my family and hope that I can give them something special for keeping me motivated and taken care of the home front while I’m gone. Thank you for your consideration and no matter what, thank you for taking care of Soldiers all around the world! You are awesome!
Surprise my daughters with tickets to Disney World!\
Atlanta Falcons game with my family
My name is Nick. I am currently on my 2nd deployment and have been away from my family for 8 months as of me writing this. I am looking to take my family to a Steelers game this fall. My family are die hard Steelers fans, however making it an NFL game has been out of our grasp. These past few years have been hard on my wife and boys as I have been away a lot. During this deployment we had a high-risk pregnancy and we were blessed with a healthy and beautiful 5lb baby girl. With all the chaos recently, I know my family would love to be able to go see the team they love at an actual game. I know it will be a memory the boys will never forget. We're hoping for 4 tickets to the Steelers/Falcons game playing in Atlanta. Thank you very much to all those who donate to this cause and make wishes like this possible for my family.
Atlanta Falcons game with my family\