Past Hero's Wishes

Minnesota Vikings Game

Nov 25th 2018

My name is SSgt Luke Jones and I am currently deployed. I have a lifelong dream to take my wife and my parents to see a Vikings game in Minnesota. We are HUGE Vikings fans and it would be a dream come true. Since I was a child I’ve always wanted to beat the drum or blow the horn before the game. November 24 is my wife’s birthday and I would love to take her to the November 26 Sunday Night game vs the Green Bay Packers. March of last year my brother passed away unexpectedly and at the one year mark I was deploying. It has been a rough year on my whole family and my biggest wish would be to bring smiles to my parents faces.

Minnesota Vikings Game
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Catherine donated $100.00
Mary donated $250.00
Rena donated $100.00
Jamie donated $50.00
Jared donated $50.00
JoAnn donated $20.00
Laurel donated $50.00
Bret donated $25.00
Stephen donated $25.00
Dixie donated $25.00
JENNIFER donated $55.00
Wayne donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who donated. It was an amazing experience coming home being able to attend this game with family members and enjoy the Vikings win. Thanks again Vet Tix and everyone who donated.
 
Disney World - Post Deployment with my family

Nov 25th 2018

I am CW3 Dennis White, a member of the Indiana National Guard with the 38th Sustainment Brigade, currently serving in Kuwait in support of several operations. I have been blessed to serve my State and this great Nation for over 23 years. I am married to Angela and have three boys Shad, Jaden and Brenner as well as a sweet girl, Brayleigh. All of my kids and especially my wife, have made countless sacrifices in order for me to serve. I have missed countless anniversaries (2 back to back these past years), birthdays, and a majority of my son's Senior year in High School. I also coach sports for my hometown school, Paul Hadley Middle School, as a lay coach and have missed this years sports teams and the ability to coach and mentor young student athletes. I really want to represent them and my family well while serving and want to take my family to Disney as a thank you for their enduring sacrifices they make so that I can do the job I love. I would love to take the family to Disney World after my deployment. The past year even for the train up has been non-stop with over 8 weeks on and off of training and now this deployment. Would love to be able to spend time with my family of 6 at Disney World. We have had to table trips because of many other time demanding events and need some away time as a family. It would be a true privilege to receive this Wish of 6, 5 day Armed Forces Salute tickets in order to treat my family to a well deserved get away. Thank you for your consideration and thank you for supporting this who serve.

Disney World - Post Deployment with my family
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Cory donated $20.00
Will donated $100.00
Brian donated $100.00
Mandy donated $100.00
Brad and Connie donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
We cannot say "Thank You" enough thanks to the generosity of the six specific donors that made this much needed trip a reality. We were blessed to spend a week reacquainting and relaxing with one another. It was especially great to celebrate the Christmas season at the happiest place on Earth. Again, thank you just does not say enough of how much we appreciate this opportunity. Dennis White and family.
 
Ohio State vs Michigan football

Nov 24th 2018

My name is SGT Bruce Messer. I am born and raised in Ohio and have always been a Buckeyes fan. I've never in my life been to a game in person. I've always dreamed of going to a game and of course the ultimate game would be against our biggest rival. I have friends I would love to take. I'm a disabled veteran of combat and can't work. I am married with 6 children. 4 of which are still in school and two that have graduated, one that is engaged to be married. I live off of disability and SSI, and my wife works full time to make sure we have extra cash after bills. We focus all of our funds to bills and our kids so buying tickets is out of the question for me.

Ohio State vs Michigan football
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Shannon donated $200.00
Alex donated $30.00
Ben donated $20.00
Joseph donated $100.00
Jacob donated $20.00
Sidney donated $20.00
ANDREW donated $50.00
John donated $10.00
Ken donated $20.00
Rebecca donated $50.00
Erin donated $50.00
Thomas donated $5.00
Christy donated $925.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Hogwarts Universal Studios of Orlando

Nov 20th 2018

My Name is Capt. Kevin Ashley. I am in the Alabama Army National Guard of the 208th CBRN Company. I am married (Krista Ashley) with two children (Anna Klaire Ashley -12, Carson Ashley - 10). Both my children are huge Harry Potter fans. I would like the opportunity to share in their love for Harry Potter by taking them to Universal Studios Orlando for three days during their fall break in October of 2018.

Hogwarts Universal Studios of Orlando
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
William donated $50.00
LTC Grant donated $30.00
Ryan donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Disney World Vacation for Family

Nov 18th 2018

My name is SSG Joseph Weghorst. I'm in the Army with 12 years of service, I'm on my 4th deployment, 3 to Iraq and 1 to Afghanistan. This deployment I am in Iraq and have been away for 5 months, prior to this I did one 15 month tour to Iraq, and 12 to Iraq and Afghanistan. I joined the Army when my kids were 5 and 3 and have spent all four of my deployments away from them. This year is my daughters senior year of High School and I have missed it, but should be home just in time for her graduation and would like to take her to Disney after graduation and before college. For block leave prior to this deployment I was suppose to take her to Disney, but my mother tested positive for breast cancer so we cancelled our Disney trip and visited my mother.

Disney World Vacation for Family
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
William donated $20.00
Jose donated $100.00
Mark donated $25.00
Christy donated $200.00
Sharon donated $100.00
Scott donated $10.00
James donated $25.00
Thomas donated $100.00
Samuel donated $100.00
Robert donated $10.00
Bryan donated $10.00
Samuel donated $10.00
Shannon donated $10.00
Maggie donated $10.00
Janet donated $10.00
Martin donated $25.00
Matthew/Barbara donated $25.00
Rusty donated $25.00
David donated $285.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Me and my family can not thank everyone enough for the opportunity that was provided to us. It meant so much for all of us to spend this time together at Disney World. My daughter has wanted to go to Disney for years and for me to be able to return from Iraq and take her there on her first break from school will be a lifetime memory for our whole family. I really can't thank you enough.
 
Disney World park hopper tickets

Nov 17th 2018

I am Chief Petty Officer Christopher Fisk and have been in the Navy for 12 years. I have a beautiful family of 6. My wife Hannah and my children Heaven, Italia, Derek, and Maddox. I recently just got back from my deployment to Iraq and Kuwait. This past deployment was the hardest one to date since I deployed when my youngest son was just 3 months old. My wife had to take care of three children plus a newborn all by herself during my deployment. We just recently moved to Florida from California and the children are having a hard time making friends at their new schools and also getting adjusted. Since I have been back from deployment our family has not been able to spend quality time together due to our PCS among other things. It would mean everything to my family to be blessed with this and we would love to experience the magical moments Disney World has to offer. A trip to Disney World would be the ultimate blessing for our family as it allows us to spend quality time together and reconnect. Please consider this request as you would be making a true impact in our lives and we would be forever grateful. Thank you in advance and God bless.

Disney World park hopper tickets
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Roger donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Donors, Thank you so much for the donations to make our family Hero's Wish come true. My family was so surprised at the tickets they were overcome with joy. My wife and children were so excited. The first day we went to animal kingdom followed by Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. We had so much fun and trying to save some money to go back in the future. It gave me the opportunity to reconnect with my family after my deployment and pcs move. The quality time with my wife and children was priceless and I am so grateful for your kindness. Everyday we were exhausted because we walked so much that allowed us to do so many things. This time it was awesome being exhausted because it was so much fun. Thank you for caring about veterans and the troops and just know that your donation made such a wonderful impact on this family!
 
Watching the Patriots in Nashville

Nov 11th 2018

My name is SFC John C. Thomas. I was severely wounded in Iraq 2003 when a car bomb hit the police station where I served. Thankfully, I was able to continue to serve for another 9 years until my retirement in 2014. I find it a privilege to have been able to serve my country for over 2 decades. My hope is to watch the New England Patriots in our home state of Tennessee. The Patriots play the Tennessee Titans on Veterans’ Day 2018. I have been waiting for this opportunity to share with my wife for many years. We have 2 young daughters and do not get much time just to ourselves. This would be such a pleasure for the 2 of us.

Watching the Patriots in Nashville
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Pam donated $50.00
Chris donated $50.00
Patti donated $100.00
Lisa donated $50.00
Kevin donated $10.00
American Crusade donated $1090.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
We cannot thank you Vet Tix and the 7 donors who made this wish possible! My wife and I had a fabulous time and know it would not have been possible without all of you. This time away was just what we needed.
 
Disney World Orlando 4 day park hoppers

Nov 11th 2018

My name is Susan Jaenke, I am a Gold Star mother. My daughter HM2 Jaime S Jaenke, my daughter was KIA, 06/05/2006. Her Sea Bee group was sent out to clean up schools and hospitals. She was a Corpsman with MNCB25. She was killed in Anbar Providence on June 5th 2006. A series of Daisies went off under her HumVee killing her and the Driver. Jaime was the first female from Iowa to be killed in combat. She served both Navy and Marines. Since my daughters death we have had our vehicles repossessed and because there is no help for guardians I lost my house. Jaime had a daughter Kayla and I was gifted with raising her and if you know anything about children being raised by non parents but by Guardians you know that we lived on a shoe string. Kayla is now 21 and in college and working toward the medical field as was her Mom. She wants to work in Head traumas and brain injuries. She attends EIU. During the years after she passed, with the help of then Congressman Latham, we helped add muscle to the Sailors and Soldiers act, and changed the wording to the gratuity putting the control back into our warriors hands. The wording was changed and that change made the Warrior's wishes mandatory instead of the government wishes. My wish is to go to Disney World in Orlando, Fl.

Disney World Orlando 4 day park hoppers
United States Navy
Family of KIA
Wish fulfilled by:
Shannon donated $50.00
Timothy donated $5.00
Robert donated $10.00
Dale donated $50.00
Patti donated $10.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much for for the Disney passes. Our first day at Disney was on Jaimes Birthday. Walking around Epcot seeing the sites and thinking of Jaime made it a perfect day. Warm, sunny, perfect. The following days the fun of Disney were relaxing. Thank you so much Vet Tix. Thank you so much donors for this wonderful week. Thank you thank you from this Gold Star Mom and this Navy Viet Nam Vet!
 
Twenty One Pilots concert Los Angeles

Nov 10th 2018

My name is Josh Gilbow I am active duty Marine Corps. I am currently deployed to Okinawa Japan. This is my daughters 3rd deployment were I have been away. I am currently scheduled to get back to Camp Pendleton in October a month early then scheduled and will be surprising her. I would like to take my daughter and wife to see my daughters favorite band twenty one pilots on 10 November 2018 at the forum in Inglewood Ca. These tickets will allow me an opportunity to do share something she loves while being able to reconnect from my time away. She is a great kid and deserves this opportunity.

Twenty One Pilots concert Los Angeles
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Dale donated $50.00
Brandy donated $50.00
Patrick donated $10.00
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 thank Vettix and all the donors for coming through in a big way! The tickets we received for the Twenty one Pilots show were unbelievable. We all had an incredible time. It was a great opportunity to share a great experience with my wife and daughter after being deployed. Thank you for making opportunities like this available.
 
Disneyland Family Vacation - 5-day park hoppers

Nov 5th 2018

My name is Major Ryan White. I am currently deployed and part way through what will be a long 8 month separation. I am leaving behind my beautiful wife and two kids with a promise to make up the months of memories and moments when I return. My son is a huge Disney and Star Wars fan, and my daughter is just now warming up to the idea of a six foot tall Minnie Mouse. When I return I fully intend on taking my family on a much deserved vacation to California's Disneyland. I am asking for 3 tickets to a 5 day Disneyland adventure where my family and I can relax, recovery, and recoup some missed moments together. Thank you for all of your support and God bless.

Disneyland Family Vacation - 5-day park hoppers
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Scott donated $10.00
CHAD donated $10.00
David donated $5.00
Karen donated $100.00
STEPHANIE donated $15.00
Jeremy donated $50.00
Frederick donated $10.00
Shirley donated $25.00
Shirley donated $25.00
John donated $25.00
Jeffrey donated $850.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Vet Tix and their donors for gifting my family and I five days at Disneyland. Because of your generosity, I was able to reconnect with my family after an 8 month deployment at the “happiest place on earth.” To see the smiles and enjoyment on my children’s faces as we spent time together riding rides and experiencing the magic of Disney will never be forgotten. Thank you!
 
Michigan State vs Michigan Football Tickets

Oct 20th 2018

My name is Technical Sergeant Bradley Molnar. I have served in the Air Force for over 12 years and I will be returning from my 4th deployment this month. I would love to take my family to see the Michigan State Spartans play the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan stadium on October 20th 2018. I am a huge Michigan State Spartan fan and my wife loves the Michigan Wolverines. It is always fun for us on game day and it would be even more special to see them play from the stands instead of on TV. I am requesting 4 tickets to the Michigan State vs Michigan football game on October 20th, 2018.

Michigan State vs Michigan Football Tickets
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Tammi donated $20.00
LTC Grant donated $25.00
Christine donated $10.00
Terri donated $45.00
Wayne donated $20.00
Dale donated $25.00
David donated $100.00
Barbara donated $10.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you to all the donors for making my wish come true! It was a great experience for me and my family to go to the Michigan v. Michigan State football game. Sincerely, Bradley Molnar
 
Post Deployment DisneyWorld

Oct 15th 2018

My name is MA2 Cory Rhea. My wish is to take my wife and daughters to Disney World when I return from my deployment by making my wish four park hopper passes. My wife is taking this deployment very hard and my girls are confused. I would like to have some time with my family and Disney World is something every little girl dreams of.

Post Deployment DisneyWorld
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Nicole donated $25.00
Julie donated $20.00
Pamela donated $20.00
Anthony donated $15.00
Gregory donated $20.00
Stacy donated $10.00
Irma donated $50.00
Michele donated $25.00
John donated $20.00
Timothy donated $25.00
Michael donated $25.00
Tracy donated $20.00
VETRN (Veteran Engagement Transition Retention Network) donated $500.00
LARRY donated $5.00
Jennifer donated $25.00
Gopi donated $50.00
Brent donated $10.00
Richard donated $85.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
There are truly no words to express the gratitude that my family and I feel for each and every one of you that made our dream vacation come true. The last year away was extremely difficult on my daughters and wife. This trip to Disney World was a very magical way to reconnect. We truly reconnected in a very magical way. I feel closer than ever with my family and I truly feel it was your donations and prayers that made it all come true. We spent every moment possible embracing our vacation at all of the Disney parks. My girls have never been happier. Thank you all from the Rhea family and may God truly bless all of you.
 
Foo Fighters Concert

Oct 10th 2018

My name is MSgt Ryan Letourneau. I am currently deployed to Al Udeid AB since March 25. I’m coming home end of September and would be a nice surprise to take the wife and kids to see their favorite band! I wish to take my wife and 3 kids to the Foo Fighters Concert in Denver Colorado on October 10th. I would need 5 tickets.

Foo Fighters Concert
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Wayne donated $20.00
Michelle donated $5.00
Paul donated $50.00
Dixie donated $25.00
DeCarlo donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you for your donation. It was my kids’ first concert and they had a great time! It was an unbelievable concert, and it’s something my family will never forget! I returned from a deployment roughly 3 weeks ago, and this was a great way to spend valuable time with my wife and kids! Thank you!
 
DisneyWorld

Oct 10th 2018

My name is SPC. Quinn Jensen. I became wounded after serving in Afghanistan and was hit by an IED explosion. This resulted in many injuries including a TBI, broken back, broken elbow and both of my heels being shattered. I spent three months as an inpatient at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio where I received numerous surgeries and then continued to receive rehabilitation for several months following. Upon returning home to Utah, the pain in my right foot was too much to bare and was forced to have my right leg amputated. Although it has helped the pain significantly, I am very limited to the activities I can participate with my kids due to all my other injuries as well. My wife, Monica, and I have been saving to take our kids to Disney World to give us quality time to spend as a family and create wonderful memories. We feel like it will create a better bond with myself and the kids as well as a family as a whole. We continue to save and will do everything we can to make it happen, but worry we will struggle to make it happen. We have five children; Kennedi (11), Brayden (8), Wyatt (5), Caleb (2), and Emeri (10 months). They have been so patient and understanding with my situation with not being to be involved in physical play, and I want them to know how much I appreciate their support. I also want to give my wife, who does the majority of the work around the house since I am unable to and cares for our kids most of the time, a small break or vacation from all the cooking and cleaning up she does on a daily basis!My wish is for Park Hopper Tickets to Disney World for me and my family..

DisneyWorld
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Joy donated $25.00
Richard OR Emily donated $5.00
Lynn donated $200.00
Leroy donated $25.00
Jacqueline donated $10.00
Gerald donated $50.00
Kristy donated $25.00
Ricky donated $50.00
John donated $25.00
Richard donated $20.00
Rick donated $50.00
Kevin donated $25.00
Theodore donated $50.00
Karen donated $50.00
Gary donated $200.00
BARRY donated $25.00
Teresa donated $50.00
Meighan donated $200.00
Meighan donated $200.00
Meighan donated $115.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Wow! There are no words to describe how thankful I am for the generosity of all of you who made my wish, and the dreams of my family, come true. Our trip to Disney World was definitely one to remember and so many memories were made that I know our family will be talking about for years to come. Our kids were so excited to meet Mickey and pals and the rides are like nothing else! From myself, my wife and my children, thank you, to all of you, from the bottom of our hearts for giving us this opportunity to become closer as a family, to bond, and especially for the forever memories we will always have. We hope to someday be able to give back and make other’s dreams come true just like you did ours. Again, thank you for such an incredible opportunity!
 
Universal Orlando tickets

Oct 6th 2018

My name is Cpl. Joshua McCart. While on my 2nd deployment with the 82nd Airborne (1/325) the truck I was in was hit by an IED( Feb.2007). This blast resulted in loss of hearing, multiple shrapnel wounds and the loss of my right hand. Like most people experiencing severe combat wounds I have been through many surgeries and even more mental and emotional struggles. I have been married for 12 years this year and have a 17 year old and 7 year old son. We would like to go to Universal Studios this October because it is a place that has something for every age. My 17 year old graduated this month and will start college soon. I would also like to take my mother in law who has been by our side every step of our journey. She has traveled when needed and watched the kids and dogs for every surgery or issue we have had during my recovery. Not to mention she has been an invaluable support for my wife so that my wife could in turn be supportive to me.

Universal Orlando tickets
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Michael donated $20.00
Idabelle donated $10.00
Cynthia donated $40.00
Paula donated $50.00
Wayne donated $20.00
Tina donated $20.00
Tyler donated $50.00
Andrew donated $10.00
Jason donated $40.00
William donated $50.00
Chris donated $50.00
Osborne donated $20.00
Burl donated $20.00
Jennifer donated $20.00
Jamie donated $20.00
Jamie donated $20.00
Eric donated $15.00
Jandre donated $10.00
Greg donated $25.00
Sean donated $25.00
ALVIN donated $10.00
ALVIN donated $10.00
Chad donated $10.00
Richard donated $10.00
Tom donated $20.00
Amber donated $25.00
Garrett donated $20.00
Brian donated $50.00
JoAnna donated $20.00
Alexander donated $25.00
James donated $20.00
Dana donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you to those who contributed to make our trip happen. It was very special to have been able to take my mother in law who has been a huge support for us during all the surgeries and struggles. My mother passed away on July 4th of this year. It has been an extremely emotional and stressful time for myself and my family. That made this time to relax and enjoy each other even more special to us. We had fun with no worries about injuries or even the "real world." Since our tickets were provided my wife and I went to Halloween Horror nights for a date night and had a lot of fun! These memories will last a lifetime or two. Our boys, ages 7 and 18, will always remember this trip. One of the best moments was when we went to eat and got caught in a torrential downpour. Everyone was taking cover but we just decided to embrace it. We took off our shoes and hopped through the puddles(which were like little rivers and lakes) and laughed through the rain. Everyone was watching us and we were having such a great time! It took about 24 hours for the car to dry after we got in!! Once again thank you to all those who donated for your support! -Amber and Joshua McCart
 
ARIZONA CARDINALS NFL Game

Sep 9th 2018

My name is MCPO George Arredondo and I am in the Navy Reserves and will be deploying to Afghanistan making this my 2nd tour plus the one in Iraq. As I am soon to start my third journey to the Middle East I would like to take my wife and two family members with me to enjoy a home game with the Arizona Cardinals before I depart, as the NFL season begins. I look forward to the football season which is my favorite past-time. I enjoy spending time with family and friends in any opportunity I can to watch a good football game with them. This year will be different since I will be missing most of the season due to my military workup training requirements, travel to my area of operations, and the challenges that may bring. By the time I return a whole new football season will be in play. As I begin to focus on my upcoming mission I would like this opportunity to see a home game with my wife and family. I don’t know what the future holds but I’ll embrace what comes with it.

ARIZONA CARDINALS NFL Game
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Adam donated $500.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I want to express a special THANK YOU to the two donors who offered up their tickets and making my hero wish come true to see the first Cardinals game of the season before I deploy to Afghanistan. My wife, sister and brother-in-law in addition to myself had a blast! Though the game results was not what we all wanted, but the experience with family and added bonus of being down on the field during pre-game was awesome. We know we could not have enjoyed this without our donors support and Vet Tix that makes these memorable events happen. These memories will be with me as I deploy with hopes and prayers making it back home safely to see my family and watch the start of the next season. Very Respectfully, George
 
Disney World Park Hopper tickets

Sep 6th 2018

Hello, my name is Bryan Silveri and I am currently deployed over seas where I have been since the beginning of September and I am due back sometime in April. This is my 6th deployment in 13 years and this has also been the most stressful and difficult one. It has been hard on me, but it has also taken a toll on my family. My 7yr old daughter Lucy and my 5yr old son Jackson are now old enough to understand that I am gone and it will be long time. It's especially hard on my son be he is Autistic and constantly fixates/obsesses over me being gone, if I am safe, or when I will be back home. So he has been extremely repetitive lately. Aside from that, this has really been difficult for my wife, because she is managing our son alone, along with my very delightful and helpful daughter. I would like to take them to Disney World in hopes of making up for all the birthdays, holidays, dr. appts, therapy appts, and events I have missed out on. I think everyone will enjoy it and it will give my wife hope again that everything will be fine. It will also help with my son obsessing over seeing Mickey! I miss home and I miss my family and I need this to help transition us as a family again, because after all, we are all human. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Disney World Park Hopper tickets
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Dominic donated $10.00
Danny donated $25.00
Richard donated $500.00
David donated $50.00
Douglas donated $20.00
Lupe donated $25.00
John donated $25.00
Tessie donated $25.00
Jennifer donated $5.00
Steven donated $415.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Disney World Family Vacation

Sep 1st 2018

My name is Eric Perkins. I was a Specialist in the NY Army National Guard 2-108th Infantry. I enlisted in July 2001. After September 11th, I was called to active duty for two years to assist with homeland security. I then deployed to Afghanistan from 2007-2008 where I was a member of a six-man team that embedded with and trained the Afghan National Police. In July 2008 I suffered a head injury when a suicide bomber attacked my vehicle; for which I received a Purple Heart. I returned home to my wife and my 3 amazing children; Tyler 8, Owen 6, and Isabella 4. Isabella was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation when she was just a year old and subsequently had to have a neurosurgeon perform a decompression surgery. She has aspiration and reflux problems that require her not drink and receive her hydration by J-tube. Additionally she has sleep apnea which requires her to wear a bi-pap mask while sleeping. Providing the care she, and her brothers, need can be overwhelming at times but we have received the help of some amazing people along the way. All of the kids love Disney but Isabella absolutely loves Frozen. During one of her hospital stays (28 days) she insisted Frozen be played on a loop the entire time. I dream of seeing all of their delight in experiencing the Magic of Disney World. I simply cannot afford to make it happen on my own right now. I am thankful for the existence of this program for all those who it has already helped and I am now humbly wishful it can assist me in creating unforgettable memories for my entire family. I would like to request (5) 4-day Park Hopper Passes to Disney World.

Disney World Family Vacation
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Sherry donated $100.00
David donated $10.00
Barry donated $25.00
Dale donated $25.00
Joseph donated $100.00
Karen donated $40.00
Mark donated $25.00
Rebecca donated $25.00
Vance donated $25.00
John donated $50.00
Miguel donated $40.00
JOSE donated $25.00
Alesha donated $20.00
Wayne donated $20.00
Yvonne donated $10.00
Randal donated $25.00
Mark donated $10.00
Jeannie donated $10.00
Paula donated $20.00
Charles donated $24.00
Jerry donated $10.00
Kimberly donated $25.00
Norman donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I cannot thank all of you enough for fulfilling my wish and allowing me to spend an incredible time with my family at Disney World. I had a great time and especially enjoyed seeing the delight and amazement in my children's faces. Thank you Sherry, David, Barry, Dale, Joseph, Karen, Mark, Rebecca, Vance, John, Miguel, Jose, Alesha, Wayne, Yvonne, Randal, Mark, Jeannie, Paula, Charles, Jerry, Kimberly, Norman, the anonymous donors and those who have contributed to the Hero's Wish General Fund. Also thank you to the VetTix staff who make this all possible.
 
Legoland - Orlando

Sep 1st 2018

Hi! My name is Sgt Joshua Horne. I lost my best friend in 2009, the day I was wounded. I later discovered infidelity within my first marriage which resulted in losing my family. Shortly thereafter, God led me to my current wife and, we were able to obtain sole custody of my kids which allowed us to be a blended family. We haven't had a honeymoon or anything and I'd really love to share in a family vacation. My world is complete, especially with the arrival of our now 18 month old daughter. We have 5 kids; 9,8,8,6 and 18 months. We have all girls and one boy. My wish is to be able to all go on a vacation and spend some much needed quality family time. I'd love to be able to take them to Legoland when I return around Sept 2017.

Legoland - Orlando
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Michael donated $50.00
Erika donated $100.00
Michael donated $10.00
Lillian donated $140.00
Michael donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Post deployment trip to Disney World

Aug 25th 2018

My name is MSgt John de la Cruz and an active duty firefighter in the USAF. I have been in the military for 17 years and am currently on my 8th deployment and will be returning in August. I would like to take my family to Disney World when I get back. As my kids, 4 and 8, are a little older, this deployment has been particularly hard on them and I wanted to surprise them with a trip when I return. My wife is also currently finishing nursing school and will graduate in August and I hope to be back to celebrate her accomplishment and take her to Disney World. She was following me for my entire career and put her career on hold and has finally found the opportunity to follow her dreams. Our military spouses and kids are remarkable and I would love to be able to show them how much I appreciate everything they do for me.

Post deployment trip to Disney World
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Mark donated $25.00
LTC Grant donated $20.00
Carl donated $100.00
Robert donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 


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