Past Hero's Wishes

Chicago Blackhawks Game

Mar 31st 2017

My name is 1Lt. Kevin D. Ryan. As the first person in my family to join the military, it was very hard for them when I left for training to go overseas. My father has never been to a Blackhawks game, and I thought this would be a great way of saying thank you to him and my brothers for putting up with all the stress that comes with knowing your son/brother is deployed in a combat zone.

Chicago Blackhawks Game
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Bryant donated $20.00
Ryan donated $30.00
Sonia donated $10.00
Daniel donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much for the tickets. I apologize for the tardiness of my thanks. Again, thank you so much- it is people like you who make our country great. God Bless, Lt Ryan
 
Hamilton Tickets

Mar 16th 2017

I am SGT Giovanni Jimenez. I have the opportunity to take leave in March of 2017 and I am hoping for the opportunity to see the hit musical Hamilton while visiting New York City. This musical was wildly popular while I was deployed to Kuwait and I always imagined that I would take my wife to see it when I returned home. I quickly discovered how difficult it is to obtain tickets to this sensational show. I am hoping that Vet Tix will allow me to have a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this show. I am requesting two tickets to a show on March 16th or March 17th, 2017.

Hamilton Tickets
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Andrew donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the donors that provided my wife and I tickets to see Hamilton:An American Musical on Broadway in New York City. I could not believe my wish was granted and I would get to see this award winning performance on Broadway. To my great surprise, the tickets I received were in the orchestra section. I never imagined I would be so close to the action! It is difficult to put into words what it was like witnessing this performance, it blew us away. The story is expertly written and the music is captivating. Without a doubt, this performance was the highlight of my trip to New York and I will never forget this experience. I feel like I have been given the gift of a piece of history with the tickets I received and the performance I viewed. Thank you so very much for your generosity and all of the dedication that went in to supporting my wish!! Sincerely, Giovanni Jimenez
 
Post Deployment Disney World Trip

Mar 6th 2017

My name is SFC Jesus J Ortega. I am an Infantryman in the US Army. I have been serving for 15 years and I am currently on my 5th deployment to Iraq. Over the last 15 years, I have been away from my family in support of operations in Iraq for a total of 5 years. Although I consider it an honor and privilege to serve Our Nation, the toughest part has and always will be, being separated from my Family. I would like to make a Hero's wish to request (4) Disney World 4-day park hopper tickets for my family; My wife Lilly and three Sons; Damien 14, Caleb 13, and Josue 8. My family and I have always tried to make up for the lost time after each deployment and I truly believe that a trip to Disney World in Florida would top ANY post deployment trip we have ever done!

Post Deployment Disney World Trip
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Robyn donated $10.00
Theodore donated $30.00
Todd donated $100.00
Sean donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
My family and I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Vet Tix organization and the Donors who made our wish come true. Our entire trip to Disney World in Florida was beyond amazing and unforgettable. This trip was truly an exceptional dream come true after being deployed for 9 months. I cannot express in words how truly grateful I am for allowing me to give this gift to my family. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart each one of us enjoyed the Magic of Disney and topped it off with the best Star Wars show at Hollywood Studios!!! Once again, Thank You!! -The Ortega Family (US Army, Fort Campbell, KY)
 
Disney World post deployment trip

Feb 27th 2017

My name is 1st Lieutenant Keith Hutchison. My wife and I will be married 1 year in March, and will be coming off of our first deployment as well. I am a Combat Systems Officer (CSO) for JSTARS and will be going on my first deployment this fall to Al Udeid. This is going to be a super trying time on our marriage, and the first of many deployments. I'd love to give her a trip to DisneyWorld as a way to brighten up life after the deployment and reintegration. She's always wanted to go to Harry Potter World, and loves Disney as well so this trip would mean the world to us! I grew up in the military, so am used to the deployment and military orders life, whereas she isn't. So any way I can make this less of a trying time on her, the better and getting this wish fulfilled would be a great way to do that! Thanks for considering donating to our wish!

Disney World post deployment trip
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
James donated $20.00
James donated $10.00
Johnny donated $25.00
Andrew donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
My wife and I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing trip we were granted to visit Disney World! We had the most magical time and made memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you to the donors: James, James, Johnny, and Andrew, as well as Vet Tix for making this possible! We visited a park a day for all four days, rode as many rides as humanly possible, walked many miles, and of course ate some delicious Mickey themed food! Thanks again and God Bless!!
 
Walt Disney World Orlando

Feb 16th 2017

My name is SPC Colby Geeker. After my second deployment to Afghanistan in 2011 I sustained multiple TBI's due to RPG attacks on my dismounted patrols. After returning home I was medically retired from the Army, since then I have not been able to work due to my injuries and have been in and out of the hospital. My beautiful wife has been a life saver, she is my caregiver and takes care of all the daily stuff like shopping, cooking, reminding me to take my meds or any appointments I may have since my memory has been effected. On really bad days when the headaches are to much she helps me take a bath, eat, get dressed, on top of all this she works full time to make sure we have the money needed to live since I am unable to work. She does all this without ever complaining and she always has a smile on her face no matter how bad of a day I am having. February will be our 4th wedding anniversary, when we were married she wanted to go to Walt Disney for our honeymoon because she loves it so much. Unfortunately, I ended up spending 3 weeks at the Mayo Clinic after the wedding and we never got to go. I want to take my wife to Walt Disney World Orlando because she has done so much for me. I want to make this up to her and be able to show her how much I truly appreciate everything she does for me! She is my hero because without her I do not know where I would be.

Walt Disney World Orlando
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Michael donated $100.00
Stephen donated $30.00
Calvin donated $50.00
Francis donated $30.00
Richel donated $10.00
Robert donated $100.00
Joseph donated $25.00
Rita donated $50.00
Julie donated $20.00
Rick donated $135.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thanks so much to Vet Tix and all the donors who helped make our Disney anniversary vacation possible! We had an amazing time and I had the opportunity to be serve as the Veteran of the Day at Magic Kingdom and participate in the flag ceremony with parade down Main Street. Again Thank you all for everything without your help I would have never been able to give my wife the magical anniversary she has always wanted!!
 
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Madison Square Garden

Feb 15th 2017

My name is Lieutenant Colonel, Silas Bowman. I returned from my fifth deployment in July of 2016 and would like to take my daughter and son to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Madison Square Gardens for her 16th birthday and his 18th birthday before he heads to Navy boot camp. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Madison Square Garden: February 15, 17, or 18 2017. I have missed most of their birthdays due to deployments or training and they really love this band.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Madison Square Garden
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Anthony donated $5.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thanks Vet Tix for the tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers. My Son Andrew, daughter Sarah, and I really enjoyed ourselves. It was nice to be able to take them so close to their birthdays and before my son heads off to the Navy. We had an amazing time with outstanding seats. Thanks again
 
Post-Deployment Disneyworld

Feb 14th 2017

My name is TSgt. Christopher Gonzales. I will be deploying in a few months to the Middle East and upon return we are planning a Disney World vacation. I currently have a room booked at Shades of Green, but am very stressed about money. I'm still not even sure we can do this. I'm only an E-6 so funds are limited. We have never been to Disney World so this would be a special event for us. We have 5 kids and we are hoping to give them something to look forward to when I come back. My wish is for Four-day Disney World Park Hopper tickets for my family of 7. Last time I went away to Tech School for a couple months, our youngest child had a real hard time and I just want to makes sure her and all the rest of my family have a vacation to look forward to instead of the stress of our separation.

Post-Deployment Disneyworld
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Nigel donated $10.00
Rebekah donated $50.00
Michael donated $50.00
Trishana donated $10.00
Joseph donated $50.00
LeRoy donated $50.00
Antoinette donated $20.00
Mark donated $50.00
Aaron donated $100.00
Ronald donated $25.00
DeeDee donated $100.00
Louis donated $20.00
Chuck donated $565.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I wanted to thank everyone who donated!!! Typing those words just doesn't even come close to expressing my gratitude. We had an unforgettable vacation. It was much more than I even imagined and I owe every moment to those who donated and Vet Tix. My kids are young enough to thoroughly appreciate the Disney experience and they may not have been by the time we would have gone without your help. This gave us something to look forward to during the deployment and made it seem like less of a trying experience. You are a great organization and the donors deserve a lot of credit.
 
Post-Deployment Disney World for Christmas

Dec 23rd 2016

My Name is Ben Ackerman. I will be returning home after 6 months away from my family. This is my 5th deployment in my career, but has been especially hard for my kids as they are now getting older (10 and 12) and it had been a few years since I have been away from them. I come home in November and want to take them to Disney for Christmas from the 23rd to the 27th, so would love to get 4-Day park hopper passes to really enjoy some time with my family this Christmas.

Post-Deployment Disney World for Christmas
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Andrew donated $25.00
RAYMOND donated $25.00
Susheel donated $900.00
Priscilla donated $300.00
Walter donated $50.00
Liam donated $20.00
Servando donated $40.00
Rocquel donated $20.00
Tammara donated $30.00
Noella donated $20.00
Sharon donated $50.00
Laramie donated $10.00
Paul donated $25.00
Jason donated $100.00
Charles donated $10.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thanks so much to Vet Tix and all the donors who helped make our Disney vacation amazing. It was a great time to reconnect for my family and the weather in Florida was perfect. Thanks to Vet Tix for all you guys do!
 
Disney World Surprise for my wife and daughter

Dec 8th 2016

My name is Spencer Gatwood. I am a Specialist in the United States Army. I have spent the last two years away from my lovely wife Keiran and beautiful daughter Emily. I am currently in Kuwait and come home this December I will finally have the chance to go home to my amazing family. After missing many birthdays and holidays over the last few years, I really want to make it up to my girls. They have both stood by me over the years and have been an endless source of support when times were tough. I'm hoping to surprise my daughter in Orlando, at Disney world. She has never been there, she doesn't know when I'm coming home and I know it would be a moment that she will never forget. My hope is to spend at least three days at the Disney parks with park hopper tickets. I'm not normally one to ask for help with things of this nature, but if the cost of the tickets were offset I could make the rest of the trip even more magical for my little princess. God Bless.

Disney World Surprise for my wife and daughter
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Ethan donated $10.00
Phillip donated $100.00
Theresa donated $20.00
Scott donated $25.00
Heather donated $50.00
Ralph donated $50.00
Sean donated $50.00
Donna donated $10.00
Michael donated $10.00
Richard donated $225.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Green Bay Packer Game Lambeau Field

Dec 4th 2016

My name is Staff Sergeant Joshua M. Krueger. On February 28, 2005, my detail was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED). I was severely wounded in the blast and in critical condition. I was medically evacuated to Ballad, Iraq. I was then transferred to Landstuhl, Germany, and ultimately to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. I suffered loss of vision to my left eye and sustained severe blast damage to my left arm. After numerous surgeries and rehabilitation, I was medically retired from the Marine Corps on November 26, 2006. I ended up having the injured eye removed in 2014. My wish is to take my twin daughters to their first Packers game for their birthday on December 4th. I am a huge Packers fan and would love to attend the game on December 4th where the Packers play the Houston Texans.

Green Bay Packer Game Lambeau Field
United States Marine Corps
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Andrew donated $25.00
Anita donated $10.00
David donated $20.00
David donated $50.00
Peter donated $20.00
Colin donated $10.00
James donated $20.00
James donated $50.00
Kevin donated $25.00
Nicole donated $25.00
Bryan donated $100.00
Keith donated $50.00
Michael donated $5.00
Mario donated $25.00
WILLIAM donated $50.00
Edward donated $25.00
Gregory donated $25.00
Brandon donated $20.00
Calista donated $50.00
Genevieve donated $25.00
Heidi donated $5.00
Guy. W donated $5.00
Stephanie donated $20.00
Jenny donated $10.00
Jack donated $10.00
Shauna-kay donated $10.00
William donated $20.00
Andrew donated $10.00
Kevin donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
"Thank you do much for your kindness and generosity. We had an amazing time and created great memories that will last a lifetime!"
 
Boston Bruins Hockey Game

Dec 1st 2016

My name is CPT Elliott Megquier. I am in the middle of an 18 month deployment in Afghanistan. My mid tour R&R leave is schedule for 11/21-12/5/16. I would like to get three tickets so I can take my parents to our first Boston Bruins game. They have home games on 11/22, 11/25, 11/27, or 12/1 during my leave. Whichever date is fine for me.

Boston Bruins Hockey Game
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Laurie donated $50.00
Boston Bruins Hockey - NHL donated 3 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you to the Boston Bruins for donating three tickets and goodie bags so I could take my parents to our first Bruins game. What an exciting game. The Bruins tied the game with less than a minute to go in the 3rd Period and then they won the game in the overtime shootout. It was a highlight of my two Rest & Recovery. Now back in Afghanistan I feel recharged to complete the mission.
 
1-day Peak pass for Epcot for my family

Nov 25th 2016

Hello, my name is Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval. I am currently on my third deployment with the U.S. Army and set to return just in time for the holidays. My wish is to take my wife and three children to Disney's Epcot for one day during the long Thanksgiving weekend. Our three kids, 8yo, 6yo and 3yo, are counting down the days till my return and this would be the ultimate surprise. I have no sad stories. Like the thousands of military families, mine has had its struggles with the back to back deployments however, we get through them like all the other great military families. We are thankful for the military the opportunity to serve and we are thankful for organizations like this, who are trying to help make the impossible possible. Thank you for any considerations! The price requested is strictly for 1 day at Epcot for 2 adults and three children. Thank you all again.

1-day Peak pass for Epcot for my family
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Wendy donated $10.00
Joseph donated $25.00
Quinten donated $15.00
Douglas donated $25.00
Vinton donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Had a wonderful time with the family at Epcot! It was only possible because of such caring and generous donations of the Vet Tix supporters. Being able to do this 3 days after my return from deployment really made the reunion even more special! Thank You ALL for everything! A special thank you to the donors that made this possible... words cannot explain how thankful myself and my family are.
 
Disneyland - California Dreamin'!

Nov 22nd 2016

My name is Sgt. Robert Aiken. I have two wonderful daughters, ages 5 and 10, Disneyland is our dream of a lifetime! Born in Orange, California I have fond memories of Disneyland while my father, also a Marine, was stationed at El Toro. In 2000 I enlisted in the Marine Corps serving two combat tours beginning with the invasion of Iraq in 2003. In 2004 I got shot up pretty good in Ar Ramadi during a fire fight and subsequently retired medically in 2005. Currently residing in north Texas I've been married to the love of my life for 12 years now. Her unending love makes our lives special everyday. The magic of Disneyland for a few days in sunny southern California is surely in order for her especially. Thank you for your consideration and making dreams come true. God bless.

Disneyland - California Dreamin'!
United States Marine Corps
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Laddin donated $25.00
Ian donated $10.00
Connie donated $25.00
Shane donated $100.00
John donated $440.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
California dreamin' turned into reality.... with plenty of Pixy Dust to boot! We enjoyed the experience of a lifetime! From the moment our Hero's Wish was accepted our girls Samantha and Gina began counting down. The day before traveling they even painted my nails with pink glitter polish for the trip and off we flew to California to celebrate Thanksgiving holiday with Mickey and friends. Gigi and I relished every moment making wonderful memories with our children. John, Shane, Connie, Ian, and Ladin, may your kindness bring you blessings this holiday season and for many moons to come. The timing couldn't have been better! Our girls are at the perfect age. They had so much energy for all three days, my wife and I couldn't believe it. Now we know the deal when it comes to getting chores done around the house....HA! We are absolutely thankful.
 
Disney World for granddaughter...

Nov 21st 2016

My Name is Sherrie Norden. I am a Gold Star Daughter of USAF CAPT. CARL E. JACKSON MIA, VIETNAM, 27 JUNE 65. We asked our 11 year old granddaughter, if you could go anywhere on vacation, where would you want to go. Of course, she said Disney World. We booked our hotel (Wyndham Cypress Resort in Kissimmee, FL) for Thanksgiving week. As luck would have it, the transmission went out in our vehicle and due to that expense, had to cancel the trip. We can afford the hotel, but not theme park tickets :( Taylor has been a real trooper about it though.

Disney World for granddaughter...
United States Air Force
Family of KIA
Wish fulfilled by:
Norbert donated $15.00
Andrew donated $15.00
Christopher donated $20.00
Ron donated $250.00
Jeffrey donated $20.00
Ian donated $20.00
Jason donated $50.00
Jesus donated $20.00
Holly donated $50.00
Brian donated $20.00
James donated $20.00
David donated $25.00
Christine donated $20.00
Robert donated $20.00
David donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Disneyland trip for my family.

Nov 14th 2016

My name is SSgt Darnall and I am a disabled OIF/OEF veteran and Purple Heart recipient. I was in an IED explosion on foot patrol in 2010 that has changed my life. I would love to take my son and wife to Disneyland this year to thank them for all the have done to support me. I would appreciate three, 3 day park hopper passes. It would mean the world to my son.

Disneyland trip for my family.
United States Marine Corps
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
James donated $550.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Disneyland 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets

Nov 14th 2016

My name is SSgt Scott Heninger. I am currently serving in the USAF and on my fourth deployment in 12 years. While this is my first 365 day deployment, the family back home has to endure all of the life challenges without me. I have two wonderful women in my life, my wife of 8 years, and our daughter who is 6. We may have one of the hardest jobs, having to leave our family behind while we are all serving our country. But that is nothing compared to what our family's have to bare while we are away. My wife is the most amazing person I know working full time as a church secretary, she still has time to take care of our daughter, two dogs and the cat. This is no easy feat due to my wife being a paraplegic, paralyzed from her chest down, all because of a drunk driver. I am planning on coming home for my mid tour sometime in Nov. My wish is to surprise my family with something we have talked about for years, but just haven't had the funds to do. 3 Disneyland 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets would not only be a dream for my wife but for my daughter as well, she is always talking about all the princes and how she would love to meet one. But the most important thing for me would be the quality time you can spend with loved ones creating those lasting memories you will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you for considering my wish and to all who support these and other organizations that try and give back to all the brave men and women that serve this great country.

Disneyland 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
RaShonne donated $50.00
Michelle donated $200.00
John-Anthony donated $20.00
Valid USA donated $280.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I just wanted to say a big Thank You to all that made my wish "family's wish" come true. It was an amazing adventure that we were able to make lasting memories on. All three days at the park were filled with a lot of giggles and smiles from my daughter, which made this vacation the best for my wife and myself. It is a time we will all remember for years to come. Again a big Thank You to all donors and to Vet Tix for making this all happen! Scott Heninger
 
Disney World

Nov 13th 2016

My name is Staff Sergeant Jeff Baker. I've been Active in the Army serving as a Airborne Ranger for over 11 years with 9 deployments (3 to Iraq and 6 to Afghanistan). In 2012 while serving on my 9th deployment I was injured by a Vehicle Borne IED. I've had 3 surgeries and countless hours of therapy. I've been trying to recover for nearly four years and I'm currently away from my wife and two daughters for three months to attend a special rehabilitation program in Virginia to help with my physical injuries, and my traumatic brain injury. After the stress of being away the past few months, my wish is to take my family to Walt Disney World after I return home. So I am asking for 3 military Park Hopper tickets to Disney World. Thank you greatly for the opportunity and consideration.

Disney World
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Trish donated $50.00
Christina donated $20.00
Christine donated $200.00
Mark donated $20.00
Mike donated $50.00
Lin donated $310.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Disneyland Wish

Nov 10th 2016

My name is Capt. Ramon Leonguerrero. I want to take my family on a once in a lifetime vacation to Disneyland. I have missed so many birthdays and anniversaries for all 5 of our kids and this would be a great way to celebrate them all. I have only seen one of my children on their first birthday. With 5 kids it is so hard to have a family vacation. We would only need a total of 5 tickets for me, my wife, our daughter Mandi 22 in college, Emily 16, Natalie 4. We probably don't need tickets for the 2 smallest ones Rita 2 and Ramon Jr 1. Thank you for the consideration.

Disneyland Wish
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Milton donated $25.00
Michael donated $25.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you for making our family wish come true. My kids were amazed by Disneyland and we had the best time. You truly helped us make them happy
 
Hamilton on Broadway with my Family

Nov 8th 2016

My name is 1LT Moses Woo. The event I'd like to attend is a Broadway showing of the musical, Hamilton. The show is about one of our founding Fathers, and his successes. He had the ability to leave St Croix, join the military, become a Statesman, and one of our Treasury Secretaries. It would be amazing to see a live biopic of the American Hero and to be able to bring my family who has supported me throughout my military career. My family has supported me through all the training, deployment, and time away from home. Most recently I did a tour to Afghanistan and my parents really took a toll in terms of worrying and being separated from me. I would just like to treat them to something nice and to show them how the sacrifices can also be rewarding. Alexander Hamilton's sacrifices also allowed him to be successful and to be one of our great Founding Fathers, and I'd like to show my family this great mans' experience. Thank you for considering my wish.

Hamilton on Broadway with my Family
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Ryan donated $25.00
Ryan donated $25.00
Michelle donated $300.00
Ryan donated $30.00
Jon donated $20.00
Keeley donated $100.00
Edwin donated $50.00
Ryan donated $30.00
Troy donated $10.00
Noella donated $25.00
Joseph donated $20.00
Mark donated $10.00
Frank donated $55.00
Brig donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much donors for allowing my family to take part and enjoy a broadway musical about an Army Veteran, American Patriot and Founding Father- Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton paved the way for our great nation, throughout his service. The donors here have allowed me to treat and honor my family to a night out to watch his life story. My family has stood by me and supported me from all the time away from home. Thank you again so much to all the donors who have contributed to make this happen! ( to also include Vet Tix and the Hamilton Production Management - Mr. Berney even came out and greeted me and gifted me with a Hamilton music cd!)
 
DISNEY WORLD WISH

Nov 2nd 2016

My name is Logistics Specialist First Class Quentin Keaton. I currently serve in the Navy, in Jacksonville Florida. From the moment we arrived I have been turning and burning. Due to my deployment schedule I have missed so much with my 7 year old, a couple of birthdays, holidays, and some first days of school. I have some much deserved leave coming up and would love to finally be able to take her to Disney World. She has never been and doesn't want to go without me, so this would mean so much to us both. My family has supported me throughout my military career and I would like to show them my appreciation. Thank you for considering my wish.

DISNEY WORLD WISH
United States Navy
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Linda donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
VETTIX WISH, Thank you so much we had a blast. My daughter was so happy. It really made my wife and I cry. I was a nice time for my family to go and enjoy each other and the park. This organization and it's donors are simply amazing. keep up the good work.
 
Sunday Night Football game Cowboys vs. Eagles

Oct 30th 2016

My name is Lcpl Jason Tuuri. I am a OEF/OIF combat wounded veteran. I received my purple heart from and IED blast in Marjah, Afghanistan in 2010. The blast shattered both of my heels and changed my life forever. Football is my life, and I love them Cowboys! I'm humbly asking for help in the donation for two tickets to the SNF game between the Cowboys and the Eagles. Having foot injuries, it is extremely difficult for me to stand for longer periods of time so I am looking for two comfortably seated tickets for the game. I'm wanting to surprise my brother in the event we can go to this game. He was my rock during the times where mentally I was at my lowest. I truly am blessed to have such a loving and supportive older brother and I would love to do something for him in return. Anything is appreciated and God Bless you all and God Bless America. My wish is for 2 Tickets to the Sunday Night Football game, Cowboys vs. Eagles

Sunday Night Football game Cowboys vs. Eagles
United States Marine Corps
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Richard donated $50.00
Gregory donated $50.00
Veronica donated $20.00
James donated $20.00
Lindsay donated $5.00
Asia donated $20.00
Harley donated $10.00
Victoria donated $250.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Hey everybody! Just wanted to write a thank you to everybody who donated towards my Hero's Wish event. It was an amazing experience and I was grinning from ear to ear the whole game. And what a game it was!!! I feel bad because I was so caught up in the moment and the game that I forgot to take any pictures!!! That stadium is a work of art and I wouldn't have been able to experience such a theater if it wasn't for you all! Thank you again! God Bless! Sincerely, Jason Tuuri
 
Family Trip To Disneyland

Oct 27th 2016

I am TSgt Jason Caceres and have served in the Air Force for over 18 years. I have a family of 5 so at times it is hard for me to afford to take my family to do fun things like this so I'm hoping this will allow me to do that for them. I have been married to my beautiful wife for 10 years now and we have 3 beautiful children. Over the last 18 years of service I have missed many birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays with my family. They have had to deal with my countless deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq and I have missed them growing up. My wife has been a trooper taking care of 3 kids while I have been away and dealing with her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. I have known of Vet Tix for a while now but recently learned of the Hero's Wish program and thought, hey it never hurts to ask right! So I would LOVE for 5 Disneyland in Anaheim CA 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for myself, my wife, Melayna (17), Jackson (11), and Lyvea (6). As I near retirement I would love to be able to surprise them with this special trip to say thank you for the years they have had to go without me being there. Thank you to the wonderful supporters of Vet Tix and to the awesome folks who created and continue to operate this wonderful non-profit organization for the opportunity.

Family Trip To Disneyland
United States Air Force
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Jesenya donated $10.00
Alan donated $740.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you for those that donated to make my Wish come true. My family and I had a great time at Disneyland. What a great gift for my last deployment and my retirement gift. Keep up the great work Vet Tix!!!!
 
Disney World Trip

Oct 26th 2016

My name is Staff Sargent Bryan Tate. I have been serving on active duty for 12 years. I am currently deployed to Iraq on my forth tour. I have been married to the most amazing woman in the world for 11 years, and we have 2 incredible kids together Ethan (7), and Greyson (4). In the spring of 2015 my parents started planning a Disney World trip scheduled to take place end of May 2016. Unfortunately I was tasked short notice for the current deployment I am on in Iraq. Due to the timing my parents could not reschedule the trip for my return this fall. Having to break the news to our boys that not only I was leaving for a deployment, but we also had to cancel the Disney World trip they had been looking forward to all year was devastating. So my wife and I have been trying to save funds to take our boys at the end of October when I return. We are kindly asking for four park hopper tickets to Disney World, so we can take our boys on the trip that we promised them. Thank you very much for all your support.

Disney World Trip
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Patrick donated $25.00
Andrew donated $25.00
Michael donated $5.00
Michael donated $25.00
Tammy donated $76.00
Anne donated $100.00
Rick donated $25.00
Lindsay donated $5.00
Harley donated $10.00
JOSEPH donated $150.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys

Oct 2nd 2016

My name is Sgt. Martin Tellez. I will be deploying mid October 18-26 time frame. My wife and I have been wanting to attend a 49ers game before I leave for 7 months. My wish is to take my wife to see our favorite team the 49ers play before I deploy. It would be our little romantic day before I leave. I love playing soccer and along the lines I have found a passion in cutting hair I am a certified barber through the Navy. I am currently taking college classes as well pursuing my degree in business administration, I attend the school American Military University (AMU) I am about halfway done, Reason for me going back to school is because I plan to go the officer route in my career. I have 3 children who ages are 3, 2 , 1. Masen my eldest son is my strong warrior, he had open heart surgery at 4 months old but if you see him now you could never tell. Mateo Is my middle child and he is the sneaky one, of them all. Maite is my youngest and only girl, luckily she has 2 princes and a king guarding her castle. My wife Martha has been my supporter through it all. We have been together for 6 years (9/5/11). We met playing soccer at an indoor soccer arena. Since we have been together and I have been in the military, it has been hard to do things just us because of the fact we are far from family and hard to find baby sitters who can take all 3 of them. It would be a wonderful experience to enjoy on my last days around.

San Francisco 49ers  vs Dallas Cowboys
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Kevin donated $20.00
Ralph donated $5.00

San Francisco 49ers - NFL
donated 2 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Dream 2 day fishing trip

Oct 2nd 2016

Hello my name is SGT Bryan Larson. I was wounded by a roadside bomb in Taji, Iraq. Since Iraq I have returned home to Minnesota and married my wife and had two beautiful children. I have been married to my wife for a little over a year. I went through the medical evaluation process and was medically discharged from the army and now receive a fixed income. I have always found peace in fishing and hope to be able to fish on the famed Lake Okeechobee. This 2 day fishing trip would really be appreciated. A dream 2 day guided fishing trip on Lake Okeechobee with http://www.rolandmartinmarina.com

Dream 2 day fishing trip
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Erin donated $50.00
Amanda donated $10.00
Lynwood donated $50.00
Christina donated $25.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Hello thank you to all who helped make my dream fishing trip to lake Okeechobee a huge success. From the Captains to the people of Florida I couldn't have had a better time. I caught some big Bass and had a great time. Thanks for thinking of us veterans and helping us achieve some dreams. Thankfully, SGTLARSON PS, I'm on the right in the Photo
 
Disney World

Sep 23rd 2016

Hi, my name is CPT Todd Sexton and I am currently deployed to Afghanistan. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Amanda for 9 years and we have two kids together. My son Cole who is 7 and daughter Emma who turns 3 in two weeks. I have served in the Army for a total of 15 years now and this is my fourth combat deployment. Two to Iraq and two to Afghanistan. I have missed numerous anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays with my family. I was also deployed during the birth of my son. I would love nothing more than to be able to come home and take both of my children to Disney World to celebrate. I will get home just prior to my sons birthday and it would be great to see those kids faces when I could tell them "we're going to Disney World". My daughter is in that phase right now where she loves princesses and my son loves Star Wars and he really wants to see the Star Wars section at the park. It would be truly special to me to be able to take my wife there for all of the hard work that she has put in over the last three deployments. My son is an exceptional family member due to autism and she has a full time job trying to take care of him, get to all of his therapies, and wrangle my daughter all at the same time. She never complains and "always" puts myself and the kids first. For once I would love to surprise her and take her on vacation so she can relax a little and have a good time. I am requesting six tickets so that my mother and father-in-law can go with us in case my son has any issues while at the parks. Sometimes he has a hard time with crowds but if we have additional help then he and my daughter should be able to get the full Disney experience. Disney does such a great job with kids that have special needs and that is why I am choosing Disney. Thanks for your support and God Bless America!!

Disney World
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Thomas donated $100.00
Christopher donated $50.00
Denis donated $100.00
Nigel donated $20.00
Jennifer donated $50.00
Sarah donated $20.00
Rebekah donated $25.00
Robert donated $50.00
Val donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much for everyone that made this trip possible. Watching my kids faces when they tried new things made every sacrifice worth it! This was a once in a lifetime trip that we will never forget! CPT Stephen Sexton
 
Homecoming DisneyWorld Dream

Sep 14th 2016

My name is Capt. Brandi Burrowes. I am currentlydeployed in Afghanistan as a Flight Nurse with one of the best DUSTOFF units in the Army #TeamArchangels. I am also a single mother of 3 beautiful children 17, 15, and 12. After being gone for almost a year all I dream of is spending quality time with my children. I can think of no better place to accomplish this then at Disney in Orlando. As I have missed most of my oldest sons junior year, I want him to have a special memory to take in to his senior year and off to college. My prayer is to take this trip in September which is my youngest sons birthday.

Homecoming DisneyWorld Dream
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Nigel donated $10.00
Sean donated $30.00
Steven donated $110.00
David donated $10.00
Kari donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
This was one of the most awesome experiences of my life. To be able to return home after a long ten months in Afghanistan and see the looks on their faces was amazing. We were able to share some much needed family time, as I am a single mom and they were in the care of my mother during my absence. I am at a loss for words to cover my gratitude to those who assisted in making this wish/dream come true. I truly do not know if we would have been able to have the same experience during this vacation if it were not for those donors who came to our aid/assistance. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
 
Cardinals v. Patriots Football game

Sep 11th 2016

Hello my name is Jaime De La Paz and I am a medically retired SSG from injuries sustained during my final deployment to Afghanistan. My time in the military has been amazing regardless of some barriers my family and I had to overcome. I have multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and no matter how hard some of those deployments where I wouldn't change anything because they have molded me into the person I am today. I am married to the most wonderful women that has stuck by me throughout this entire roller coaster of my career. She has been my motivation that keeps me going day to day. She is now my care taker and I have never see her complain one bit regardless of my needs from my injuries She put her needs aside to help take care of me. We have 5 wonderful and beautiful kids Alexis(11), Mia (10), Joseph (9), Mya (8) and the baby Jade(2). My family is super close but once football season comes around it makes us even closer. Even though my household is dominated with pink and barbies, come Sunday during football season, you will find my entire family glued to the TV watching the New England Patriots. We have never been to an actual football game and I would love to be able to take my family to one, especially to watch our team the Patriots play. Thank You from me and my family!

Cardinals v. Patriots Football game
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Ryan donated $30.00
Alfred donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
First of all I want to say thank you to Vettix for all the help they have provided me during this process of granting my wish. Vettix you have made this one of the best experiences any one could have ever asked for, and I thank you not only for granting my wish in attending this game but thank you for everything you do in helping out the military and their families. Your organization helps us remember that we are not forgotten and that our sacrifices are seen by the very people we vow to protect. Ryan I also want to say thank you to you so much for your donation. You could have spent that money on anything and it means the world to me that you decided to help me on making my wish come true from my entire family a big thank you. To who I got to know as Mr. Alfred I don't think I could write enough words to express how thankful I am for your donation. The entire experience seemed so surreal that even now I can't believe that I was able to experience the game the way I did. My wife and I can honestly say we where holding back tears when we first got to meet you and see what a wonderful experience you had set up for us. First class experience all the way and even though you had on the wrong jersey I couldn't have asked for anything more. I will forever hold you in my thoughts and prayers and always think about the wonderful gift you gave me and my family. Everything was amazing from the seats to getting to know everyone with us I can not say thank you enough. Like I mentioned in my wish I was medically retired and I would do anything to go back and experience the brotherhood that I did in the Army all over again, but just like my soldiers I will now and forever see you as a brother. Mr. Alfred thank you so much and I can only hope that I can someday repay you for this amazing gift. Thank You to all of you and to anyone that has been part of this amazing dream!
 
Kiss Freedom To Rock Roadie For A Day

Sep 9th 2016

Whom It May Concern, Hello. I am a U.S. Marine who will be retiring after 20 years of active duty at the end of this year. I have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and have been a long time KISS fan. I was extremely happy when I discovered KISS are playing at the Richmond Coliseum on September 9th. I have only seen KISS in concert one other time. That was just before I joined the Marine Corps in 1996. I saw them in Lexington, Kentucky, near my hometown. I have decided to stay in Richmond, Virginia upon retiring from the Marine Corps and want to seize the opportunity to close out my military career by coming FULL CIRCLE and seeing KISS ALIVE one more time! I have spent 20 years of my life as a U.S Marine. I have traveled the world and lived in so many places: California, Japan, Thailand, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. So much blood, sweat, and tears have been shed over those years and to think KISS were there for me in the beginning and they are still stronger than ever today! That is really amazing to think about! I have been a fan since 1983, when I was 11 years old. I bought the best tickets available for the Richmond show, which are in the second row, center stage, but I recently learned about the "Roadie for a Day" promotion for the Freedom to Rock Tour and how KISS have asked service members to join them on stage in certain cities. I would be very grateful for the opportunity to be Roadie for a Day at the Richmond, Virginia show on September 9th. Would you please consider me for this opportunity? I am readily available to participate any way I can! Please feel free to email or call me anytime. It would be an honor! Sincerely, Gunnery Sergeant James Eric Puckett

Kiss Freedom To Rock Roadie For A Day
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Cindy donated $10.00
Michallie donated $10.00
Hiring Our Heroes donated 1 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I would like to sincerely thank Cindy, Michallie, and Hiring Our Heroes for making this dream come true! Thanks also to Jason and everyone at VetTix! I was able to participate as a "Roadie For A Day" for my favorite band, KISS on their recent "Freedom To Rock" tour. It was an amazing experience and one that I will never forget! It is wonderful to know that there are organizations like VetTix and Hiring Our Heroes that are dedicated to helping veterans! One thing I did almost immediately after the concert was to visit VetTix online and make a donation to another veteran whom I thought could use some support! It took me a few days to figure out how to post this thank you, but believe me when I say I am very appreciative to everyone involved in making this dream come true! Here is a picture of my fiance and I meeting KISS just before they went onstage! Semper Fi! James
 
Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos

Sep 8th 2016

My name is SSG(P) Judah Africanus. I joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17 to support my then 2 year old son. At 18 I married my high school sweet heart and mother of my son. We have 4 children total 2 boys 2 girls(Lamar 19, Kiwan 14, Mackenzie 13, and Kayla 12). After 4 years in the Marines I decided to get out and try civilian life. After a while I started to miss the military so I joined the NC Army National Guard. However that did not satisfy me. So I went Active Duty Army. My eldest son and I are huge fans of the Panthers, and would love to opportunity to see them take on the Denver Broncos for some Thursday night football on 8 September 16. This game will be extra special because I will get to see it with my son before he goes off to college.

 Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Vitalia donated $10.00
Chadwick donated $11.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund. with funds From:
Funds donated by First Things First Foundation
First Things First Foundation
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Thank You Message From Hero:
I would like to really take the a minute to send a sincere thank you to the individuals who donated to my hero's wish. Me and my son had a great time and couldn't have asked for a better time. Meeting Kurt Warner and seeing the look on my sons face was priceless.
 


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