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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Universal studios CA for disabled veteran
My Name is Sgt. Kathleen Sarrica. I am a disabled veteran with 2 children and a husband. I deployed to Iraq in 2009-2010. I lost my first husband in Iraq and my nephew in Afghanistan. We live on a very fixed income and I’d like nothing more than to reward my family with a vacation to Universal studios. My family has suffered not only with my absence during deployment but with the aftermath of said deployment. I’m rated 100% and life has been so extremely hard for us in the past 9 years. I suffer PTSD, an anxiety disorder as well as being the victim of MST (military Sexual Trama). Seizures can come at anytime, often without warning. My family has suffered extensively with my health issues. It would be so wonderful to be able to give back and show my family how appreciative I am of them for sticking by my side. Universal Studios would be a great reward for my family for sticking with me through thick and thin. I would just like to give back to my family for always being there. They are my definition of real life heroes. I try everyday to be the best mom I can possibly be, but sometimes it gets the best of me. We’ve never been on vacation and I feel this would be a great way to show my kids that no matter what life throws at you family is always #1.

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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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Trip to Disney World with my family
My name is SSG Bryan Gillette. I have served for 17 years with the MO National Guard. My wish is to take my family to Disney World. My wife and I have been married for 8 years and we have 4 children ages 14, 13, 3, and 1. We have never been to Florida and we would love to surprise our kids with a trip to Disney World after our first deployment.

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Family Trip to Universal Studios, Orlando
Hello to all who are reading this. I am Justin Clement and I am due back from deployment in Spring 2020. I'm asking for 5-5 day passes to Universal Studies in Florida for my family and I when I return. I have served for 12 years, and this has been my first deployment. Back home, I have a loving wife and three beautiful children (9,7, and 6) waiting for me. My wife is the back bone of our family as she stays home to care for all of them, including our middle son who is special needs and on disability. I cannot imagine how difficult this has and will continue to be on her and the kids. I want to take them somewhere we've never been (Universal) to reward them all for staying strong and thank them for supporting me through this deployment. Thank you for your consideration and for supporting all of us service members. Thank you never feels like it's enough but all of you are appreciated!

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Post Deployment Disney World Vacation
My name is TSgt Michael Hyde, I am currently deployed to Saudi Arabia on a short notice tasking, and my time to return home is finally coming up. This particular deployment has been challenging, especially for my wife and daughter who have been doing an awesome job back home. My daughter is 6 years old and is being very brave and strong through this experience! She loves Disney, and I would like to surprise them with a trip to Disney World in Orlando when I return. It would be a great opportunity for my wife to get a well deserved vacation and for us to reconnect. Thank you for your consideration and Happy Holidays!

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Disney World Park Hopper passes for family of 6
My name is SFC William Moore. I have been in the US Army Reserves for 10 years and currently serving my 2nd deployment in Iraq. My wife is home with our four awesome kids, Grace 14, Danielle 7, Liam 5 and David 3. This had been our toughest deployment- I have missed many holidays, family events and family emergencies. When I return home I would love to take my family for some much needed fun and magic at Disney World FL. We are humbled and thankful to be considered for this wish fulfillment. Thank you VETTIX for all you do!

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