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 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 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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Family Trip to Universal Studios
Hello my name is SFC McCarty with the 284th EVCC , I am a single Mother of 5 amazing kids and one of the sweetest granddaughters ever. I have Served for 24 yrs, deployed to Iraq from 2004-2005 in support of Operation Iraq Freedom II. I am currently deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Freedom Sentinal due to teturn soon. I have missed so much with my kids due to training, deployments and long work days. I have wanted to take my kids to Universal Studios for years, I have saved and have the money for flights and hotels and we are asking for 5 tickets including Express pass to take my kids on a 5 day fun filled extravaganza to Universal Studios to make precious memories, bring smiles to their faces and just have fun during their Christmas break. This would mean the world to my kids they ask to go every year and we miss each other so very much. Thank you, God Bless.

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Spring Break Universal Studios Orlando
My name is MSgt Mark Goenen. This is my 8th deployment during my career. I am currently serving as Fire Chief for a newly established "bare base" in Saudi Arabia. When we arrived on the ground there were less than 20 tents and no capability for Fire Emergency Services. Over our 180+ day deployment we will have built a base that will accommodate 2K personnel on a permanent basis. This deployment will see me miss 3 birthdays, wedding anniversary, and the winter holidays. I was chosen for this deployment on a very short notice, I had under one month to prepare to deploy and make sure the girls were taken care of during my absence. It would be a wonderful gift to take my girls to Universal Studios Orlando, (they are HUGE Harry Potter fans) as my girls have all been working very hard in school and life to overcome my absence for 6 months.

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Universal Studios, Orlando
Hello! My name is Alex Dixon, and I am the father of two beautiful kids (Madison (13) and Maddox (7)) and husband to Amanda, my spectacular wife. I'm submitting a wish to be able to take my family to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, for our first family vacation ever. My daughter is a huge Harry Potter fan, while my son has recently begun talking nonstop about the Jurrasic World attractions at Universal Studios. I hope to be able to surprise everyone with a summer trip to this wonderful theme park. I served on active duty in the Army from 2002-2006. After completing two tours in Iraq (during the initial 2003 invasion and the entirety of 2005) with the 3rd Infantry Division, I was honorably discharged in 2006 as a Specialist (E-4). During my time in service, I received a Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation.

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Disneyland Post Deployment Dream!
My name is Major Jeremy Colwell. I am an active duty Marine for the last 15 years and I am currently deployed and away from my wife and three children, ages 8,7, and 3. I am missing many important occasions while being away, such as three birthdays, anniversary, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and not to mention school events and the day to day memories being made while my children grow up. It is so hard to be away from them during these times. I would love to be able to take them to Disneyland upon my return in April to make new memories with them all again. We are HUGE Disney fans and cannot think of a better way to reconnect than with some Disney Magic! I am requesting 5 Disneyland 3 Day Park Hopper tickets so we can all go, myself, my wife and three children.

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Disney World Family Vacation
Hello. My father, Capt. Carl E. Jackson, is MIA from Vietnam as of June 27, 1965. We never got a body back - only a few personal belongings. We were told several different stories about what might have happened to him and will never truth from fiction. Initially, we were told he was KIA. We later found out that there was an attempt to rescue him from a POW camp in October, 1966. Dad was a Captain at the time of his Vietnam incident. I am not sure how many deployments he was sent on as I was only 10 when the incident occurred. I do know that he was away from home a lot. My father was away much of my life and aside from the trips to visit grandparents, there was only one vacation that we went on. That is one of the dearest memories that I have of him. I would like to take my husband, children (daughter, son-in-law, and son), and my grandchildren (girl, boy, and one on the way) to Disney World so that we all can have our own memories. I thank you for your consideration.

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Disney World Family Vacation
I am MAJ James V. Hurst Jr. I very much would like to take my wonderful wife and super hero Mom along with our 5 very energetic children Erin 14, Lily 12, Kaylee 9, Van 7, and Xander on a much needed and well deserved vacation to Disney World. I am requesting 7, 4 day park hopper passes to Disney World, so that my family can enjoy the Disney magic and make some great long lasting memories.

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