Past Hero's Wishes

Family Trip to Disney World Oct 2014

Oct 20th 2014

My name is Thomas Collins. I am requesting four 4 day tickets for my family (myself, my wife, and our three children) to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I am a Purple Heart Recipient. Our children have been asking for a long time to go to Disney World, and I myself have always dreamed of going. I am finally medically retired and we are able to take the time to go on a trip. Thank you for your support in helping make this dream come true for all of us.

Family Trip to Disney World Oct 2014
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
James donated $25.00
Melissa S donated $25.00
Eric donated $800.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I wanted to write a note to say thank you to those who donate to my wish and made this unbelievable experience come true for my family and I. We had a wonderful, relaxing time. It was so nice to go and just relax and be there with my family, seeing how happy my children were, and finally being able to visit Disney World myself. I will never forget your generosity. Thank you all.
 
Disneyland Tickets

Oct 7th 2014

I am SSgt Jorge Palomino. I have been married to my wonderful wife, Alicia, for 12 years. We have 3 daughters, Elizabeth, Emily, Eva, and my son Elijah. Their ages are 12, 9, 2, and 3. I am currently in Afghanistan on my 2nd deployment in 3 years. I will return around the fall 2014, and I would love to take my family to Disneyland Anaheim, California. I am asking for 6 of the 3-day park-hopper tickets for Myself, my wife, and our 3 daughters and my son, Thank you for your support.

Disneyland Tickets
United States Air Force
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Kolby donated $200.00
Jessica donated $25.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much!! to Vet Tix and the generous donors for the tickets to Disneyland! We had such a great time, made a lot of great memories and had a magical time together as family. Thanks so much again!!
 
Disneyland for my AMAZING family!

Oct 4th 2014

I am coming home a little early to surprise my kids after a long deployment. Not only our we celebrating my return but we will also finalize my sons adoption! We are looking for 6 Disneyland tickets and would love park hopper or even the special military 3 day but would be overjoyed if we could get 4 tickets. With the cost of the flight home from deployment being out of our own pocket any and all family money has gone to air fair. With so much to celebrate I feel we should do it at the happiest place on earth DISNEYLAND! With myself, wife and four kids its a small fortune for us to go out to dinner let alone Disneyland.

Disneyland for my AMAZING family!
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Alan donated $800.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Wow what an amazing homecoming! Thank you so much vet tix and donors you can never guess who much this meant to me. My kids, wife and my self bonded after a very long deployment. I could never tell you with words how thankful we are!
 
Disney World Vacation - OCT 2014

Oct 1st 2014

Hi I am Spc. Jaron Mullins, I am currently deployed on my first deployment to Afghanistan. I have a very supportive wife back home Rebecca and a 2 year old son (Emmitt). Because of all my training and event leading up to this deployment and on the deployment, I have missed my son's 1st and 2nd bday. I also was not able to give my wife a honeymoon, since I deployed 2 months after we got married. So I really want to spoil them both with 10 days in Orlando in October prob end of the month entering November, I want to Take them to Disney World, Universal Studios, and of course Sea World. Money has always been a problem, especially now with my wife student loans, but I know they deserve it, because of everything I have missed. so anything yall can give or donate will be a blessing to me and my Family. Thank you For supporting the Troops

Disney World Vacation - OCT 2014
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Christopher donated $550.00
Michelle donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE DONORS, WHOM HELPED MY FAMILY AND I GO TO DISNEY WORLD. THANK YOU VET TIX FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY SO I HAVE THIS CHANCE TO HAVE A AN AMAZING FAMILY VACATION. WE LOVED IT AND HAD A BLAST. GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO HAVE DONATED TO THIS PROGRAM.
 
NY Yankees game to See Derek Jeter Play

Sep 21st 2014

My name is Henry Rossi. I served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Marine Division during the 1968 Tet Offensive at Quingai Province, Vietnam. During the Battle I became severely wounded and lost a leg. My wish is to attend a New York Yankees day game this season to see Derek Jeter play (this is his last year). A friend will assist me in traveling. I would like to sit in the handicapped section. If possible four tickets would be great, in order to share this experience with my buddies.. Thank you for your consideration and Cheers to VET TIX for the outstanding Hero's Wish Program

NY Yankees game to See Derek Jeter Play
United States Marine Corps
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Joyce donated $25.00
DAWN donated $5.00
Susan donated $10.00
Lori donated $100.00
Sharon donated $10.00
Roberto donated $5.00
New York Yankees - MLB donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I like to thank Vet Tix and the people who donated though the Hero's Wish program. Especially The NY Yankees For the great seats I had for Myself and my family. They treated me special. This program shows Veterans that people do care about us. It made me feel good I also met a great friend at the game who helped make this dream come true thanks Joe. It will be a long time before I can forget this day I got to see my favorite player Derek Jeter play and the NY Yankees won what more can you ask for thank you Vet Tix.
 
Tennessee Titans Home NFL Game

Sep 14th 2014

My name is Roger Moore. I wish to take my family to see the Tennessee Titans. My wife and I are huge Titans fans. We would need 6 tickets for the family. I really want to do this trip for my wife. She has gone through a lot during the years, especially putting up with my issues. Her brother was KIA in 1967 in Vietnam when she was 17, she was married to me in 1968 and had a wounded husband at 18, was raising her 2 year old brother our first son at 18 and managed to take care of me during the early years of my disability. She was a keeper all the way. She loves doing things with family so I would love to be able to take the crew to Tennessee for an extended week end and as part of the trip enjoy a Titans game. I know it would be an event the whole family will remember. I've spent the last 45 years doing finance and accounting for the hospitality industry. Retired a couple of years ago and travel a lot. Was recently diagnosed with the impacts of Agent Orange. I'm the taller of the two in the picture from 68. Thank you for all you do.

Tennessee Titans Home NFL Game
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Angel donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I want to thank the Veteran Tickets Foundation and Angel for making this event possible. My family had a good time watching Dallas and Tennessee . . . even though Tennessee came up a little short on the scoreboard. What your organization does for the individual veterans and their family is great. There should be more like you. Thanks again.
 
Alabama Football

Sep 13th 2014

I'm Sgt. David Emigh. I am recently returned from my 3rd deployment. I have been an Alabama Crimson Tide Football fan my whole life. I have never been to a game before. My wish is to have the chance to attend a home game with my father, like he and his father did.

Alabama Football
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
University of Alabama Athletics - NCAA donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
This was the most amazing time myself and my family had enjoyed since I returned home. It had been 20 years since my father attended an Alabama game. I had never attended one and neither had my fiancee. This really shows me that people care about us veterans. I greatly appreciate the work the veteran tickets foundation did to get me these tickets as well as the donors who provided them. The seats were amazing. The game was amazing. It really made me forget about anything and everything except enjoying time with my family. Thank you again.
 
San Francisco 49ers Football game

Sep 7th 2014

Hello all my name is Eddie Slovak. I am a purple heart recipient veteran that served the US Army for 5 1/2 years. I have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. My wish is to take my family of four (Myself,wife, 8 year old son and 4 year old daughter) to watch our favorite team San Francisco 49ers. We are from Texas and this would be the only chance to watch them play here until four more years. Sunday September 7, 2014: 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys at At&t stadium. Please help us fulfill this wish. Thank you all and God Bless.

San Francisco 49ers Football game
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you to the person who donated the tickets. Our family enjoyed the 49er game. Thank you to Vet Tix for making it happen, we greatly appreciate it!
 
The Wiggles Tickets

Sep 6th 2014

I have five wonderful kids, with my wife of 14 years Lindsey, who are huge fans of The Wiggles. The weekend of my birthday The Wiggles are coming for a show at the Florida Theater in Jacksonville; that doesn't happen very often. I would LOVE tickets to take our 4 oldest children and one parent to the show. They are 9, 5, 3, and 2(we aren't sure our 5 month old would know what was going on). We are living on my VA Compensation while I go to school and this would mean so much to us! I think it would cost around $350 after taxes for the tickets.

The Wiggles Tickets
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Kenneth donated $10.00
Darryl donated $15.00
Lori donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to take my children to a Wiggles concert. It's something that they've always wanted to do. I was thrilled to have the chance to do this with them, because before I was injured I spent a lot of time away from home in the Army and now I spend a lot of time at school and at doctor's appointments. This was something they will never forget, they even got to meet some of the performers after the show. We had so much fun! You guys are the best! Thanks again for giving me and my kids a fun and memorable experience; it means the world to us!
 
Family trip to Disney World August 2014

Aug 22nd 2014

My name is GM1 Vargas and I'm preparing to come home from my 4th deployment. I would love to give my wife and children (ages 11,8,7,3) a trip to Disney World once I get back. My wife of 9 years has been doing a great job keeping everything on track in picking up my part in the house and with the kids. The kids have been great little helpers as well. This deployment has been particularly rough on all of us and we are in need of some fun and relaxation. I've missed several important events such as their soccer games in which they were all first time players, school awards, a birthday, and our anniversary. On top of that our hopes of going to our hometown (after not being home for 3 years) have been shattered due to deployment extension. So to make up for all of the sacrifices we've all had to make, I am requesting help with (6) 3-day one park per day tickets to Disney World.

Family trip to Disney World August 2014
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
A big thank you to Vet Tix and the donor for making our family trip possible!!! We had a great time visiting each of the parks!!! It's a memory that will stay with us forever! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for making it possible!!!
 
Disney World Vacation AUG

Aug 9th 2014

Hi my name is Spc Brandon Flanagan. I am a medically retired Army Infantryman, I was severely wounded in 2008 in my first deployment to Iraq and suffered a traumatic brain injury among other injuries in a bombing. The last 6 years have included huge highs and lows as thanks to God I survived and recovered better than anyone expected, but I still have ongoing struggles and was also left by 2 wives since my accident. But 3rd times a charm and I am glad to be married to my current wife, who has been wonderful and helpful to me, caring for me when others wouldn't and being my advocate with the VA and such. But we have a hard time sometimes. I can't work and she left her job to care for me and the kids so finances are tight. I have 2 sons ages 7 and 8 from my 1st marriage that I have joint custody of and my wife and I have a daughter age 2 together. None of us (except for my wife when she was a kid) have ever been able to afford to go on any really nice and fun trip or vacation and definitely never anything with all 5 of us together. I would love for us all to be able to go to Disney World! The boys and our little girl would have the time of their lives, they have never been to any real theme park much less Disney World so it would blow their minds! Could be good for us as a couple as well since we never were able to have a honeymoon. This trip could be a good opportunity for us all to de-stress and connect as a family. We would need 4 of the 4-day park hopper tickets. Thank you for looking and considering helping us out even if just a little! It's very appreciated!

Disney World Vacation AUG
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Lawrence donated $25.00
James donated $5.00
Kimberly donated $25.00
Tracy donated $100.00
Edward donated $25.00
Sharon donated $25.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much to Vet Tix and the generous donors for the tickets to Disney World! We had such a great time and made a lot of great memories as a family. This was our first time getting to go on any kind of trip with my boys, Olivia's stepsons, so it was all 5 of us and was awesome watching all 3 kids have a magical time together! None of us but Olivia had ever been to FL and probably never would have been able to if it hadn't been for this! Thanks so much again!
 
Disney World - AUG 2014

Aug 1st 2014

My name is Manuel Isbell I'm a Warrant Officer One in the United States Army. I will be returning home from deployment around July 4th, and left home station 19 OCT 2103. I'm planning a post deployment trip for my two kids, their wonderful mother and myself for our first trip ever to Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. I'm asking for 4, 4-day park-hopper tickets for my family. Thanks for looking and donating.

Disney World - AUG 2014
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Thank You Message From Hero:
We are so incredibly thankful to Vet Tix and other donors for our tickets to Disney World! We had an amazing and much needed family vacation. It was a trip of a life time. Vet Tix is such a great foundation! Thanks again SO much!
 
Family Vacation to Walt Disney World - AUG 2014

Aug 1st 2014

Hi my name is MSgt Jennifer Smith. I am married to my wonderful husband, Jerry and we have four beautiful children. My children are Skylah (12), Jerry (8), Bella (4) and Christian (18 mos). I am currently serving my 4th deployment and will miss 3 of my children's birthdays, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas, my anniversary, Easter and possibly Mother's Day. I would love to treat my children to a wonderful vacation at Walt Disney World. I dream of them everyday and a gift of 6 park hopper tickets to Walt Disney World will put so many smiles on their faces, that it will almost fill the void in my heart from missing them so much. My husband and I have wanted to take our children for a while now and can never make it a reality. My husband is also military, so we have done our fair share of separations. It has been very difficult on our children and I thank God every day that I have them in my life. I would really love to spoil them for a couple of days at the greatest place on earth.

Family Vacation to Walt Disney World - AUG 2014
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Delilah donated $20.00
Betty donated $10.00
Sean donated $700.00
Lawrence donated $25.00
Michelle donated $145.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Hi, my family and I received the generous donation of 5 Disneyworld tickets for our family vacation. Unfortunately, my husband and I are both active duty and due to mission requirements, we were unable to enjoy the trip this summer. We have rescheduled for March (the kids spring break). We are hoping that everything works out and we are able to take all 4 of our kids to the greatest place on earth. I will be sure to post pictures once I have them. Again, thank you so much. This will mean the world to them.
 
Steely Dan / Biltmore Estate

Jul 31st 2014

My name is MAJ William Hartel. I return from this deployment 2 weeks before my favorite band plays an intimate show at the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville NC. I would like to attend this sold out show with my girlfriend who has supported me though this, my second deployment to the middle east in as many years.

Steely Dan / Biltmore Estate
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank all of you at Vet Foundation. We had a wonderful evening at the Biltmore- the show was incredible - I even got an autographed book from Steely Dan founder Donald Fagen! I hope the photos I submit demonstrate the fun we had and our support for your fine organization.... Hooah to one and ALL!
 
Hershey Park PA - JULY 2014

Jul 25th 2014

My name is Chief Petty Officer Kerri K. Ayo. My wish is for my family of five to enjoy a day at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania. My husband who is an active duty Marine going through a medical retirement and three kids Megan (11), Ethan (11), Jazmin (2) and I recently moved from Pensacola Fl to Norfolk, VA where I deployed with the USS Harry S Truman. Upon return and working with the ship schedule, we are able to go and enjoy Hershey Park in July.

Hershey Park PA - JULY 2014
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Michelle a donated $300.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Our family vacation to Hershey Park was awesome! The park is huge with lots to do for kids of all ages. Between the rides, the Hershey store, and making our own personalized chocolate bars, it was easily one of the best experiences we've had as a family. We plan on going back again and appreciate the opportunity to have gone. Thank you Vet Tix! Sincerely, Kerri Ayo
 
Marvel Universe Live!!!

Jul 19th 2014

Hi, my name is SSG Brian Valley. I will be home from my third deployment in less than three years at the end of May. I have missed my son’s 2nd and 3rd birthdays and would love to take him and my wife to Marvel Universe LIVE! as a late birthday present. It will have some of my sons favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider- Man, Iron Man, Hulk and threatening villains who come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza that is going to be a once in a lifetime dream come true for my 3 year old son Jackson. The tickets would be $136 a piece for a total of $408 for all three of us. This would be greatly appreciated by me and my wife Amanda but most of all it would make Jackson's late birthday present one he will always remember!!! Thanks To Everyone!!!

Marvel Universe Live!!!
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Jacob donated $10.00
Melody donated $50.00
Sarah donated $10.00
Valerie donated $10.00

Feld Entertainment, Inc.
donated 3 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
I want to take my Family to Walt Disney World

Jul 10th 2014

My name is SFC Antonio Corona. I am currently deployed in Afghanistan, and am burned out with deployments. This is my second tour here since I last left here in 2011 along with previous tours in Iraq. I try to put on a smile in every deployment. My pain goes out to my loving wife Sabrina, whom I left home alone with my four boys. My boys ages Antonio III(10) Jason(8) Jake(2) and Jayden(1). Yes I left my wife with 2 toddlers, my last deplyment in 2010-11 she was pregnant with Jake, only for me to return home and then we had Jayden. So I been pretty busy, I cannot recall the last time we had an actual full family event. I should return home sometime early in 2014. I would love (6) tickets to Disney World in Orlando for all of us, but if (4)is sufficient, I could pay the rest out of pocket. Thank you for the support and God bless.

I want to take my Family to Walt Disney World
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Jason donated $40.00
Teresa donated $5.00
Shannon donated $10.00
Sharon donated $10.00
Adam donated $25.00
Jorge donated $10.00
Gregory donated $50.00
Angel donated $200.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
After a long time of planning, my family and I finally visited Walt Disney World. I just recently returned from Afghanistan in March 2014, a few months later a kind donor donated the Corona family Walt Disney World tickets and also visited the in-laws in Orlando. Overall it was a great get away and a vacation my boys will never forget.
 
Help take my family to Disney World

Jul 9th 2014

I am SSG Parker. I have been married to my wonderful wife, Ann, for 12 years. We have four daughters, Lydia, Alison, Emily, and Samantha. Their ages are 11, 10, 4, and 3. I am currently in Afghanistan on my 3rd deployment. I will return shortly before summer 2014, and I would love to take my family to Disney World. I am asking for 6 of the 4-day park-hopper tickets for Myself, my wife, and our 4 daughters. Thank you for your support to this orgnization and god bless you!

Help take my family to Disney World
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Betty donated $50.00
Daniel donated $25.00
Sloan donated $25.00
Zaneta donated $20.00
Dedrick donated $15.00
Rudolfo donated $20.00
Sara donated $20.00
NATHAN donated $10.00
Jorge donated $10.00
Steven donated $100.00
Reg donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you Vet Tix and all the donors who made our wish possible. We truly had the best vacation ever. The trip was a great opportunity to bond as a family again and create amazing memories the kids will cherish forever. The little ones were so happy to meet Elsa and Anna from Frozen and the older girls were happy going on all the rides. The trip has brought us all a little closer and made returning home easier for us. Again, thank you Vet Tix and all the donors for what you have done for our family.
 
Family Vacation to Disney World

Jun 20th 2014

My name is SGT Yascavage, Joshua. I am currently deployed in Kuwait. I have tried to make the best out of every day. It has been a very trying last few months due to my wife Brooke, having heart issues and constantly in the hospital. We have two kids a girl Stella (4) and boy Josh Jr. (1). I missed Christmas, Thanksgiving and will be missing both their birthdays this month. My pain goes out to my loving wife, whom I left home alone with the kids away from her family, and having a hard time trying to juggle the kids and her medical appointments. I should return home sometime in May 2014. I would love (4) park hopper tickets to Disney World in Orlando for all of us. We have been trying to plan this for a while but can only afford the hotel and never the tickets. Thank you for the support and God bless.

Family Vacation to Disney World
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
My family is super excited to be able to go on this trip. My wife currently had heart surgery and we had to postpone the trip until Septemeber however we are are so thankful for the support and donations. Thank you everyone. We will post a picture as soon as we get to Disney and take pictures.
 
St. Louis Cardinals v. Tampa Bay Rays Baseball game.

Jun 11th 2014

My name is Joshua Hall and I am currently serving in the United States Air Force on my third deployment to Afghanistan within the past two years. I will be returning to my duty station in Northwest Florida in a couple weeks and my family will be coming down to welcome me home. My father is retired military having served 20 years in the AF and my brother is also currently serving. I have been playing baseball since I was three years old so my family has grown up around the "diamond", I also played 3 1/2 years of college baseball. Now I play competitive slow pitch, once I return from deployment anyway. I believe I use it as my escape from life stressors and also it helps me return from combat zone to being back home. Again, I would like to thank you for even having the chance to tell you a little about myself. We are originally from the State of Missouri and are all huge St. Louis Cardinals fans. I would love to be able to take them to a game against the Tampa Bay Rays while they are in town. We would require 5 tickets to accommodate everyone in my immediate family but I am beyond grateful for anything I may receive.

St. Louis Cardinals v. Tampa Bay Rays Baseball game.
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thanks you so much to the Vet Tix organization and their donors. My family and I had an amazing and truly awesome experience at the ball field, even though my Cardinals lost! But hey you can't win them all. It always helps the transition back to everyday life when you get to experience the hobbies you enjoy with the people that you love. I am beyond grateful for the tickets and the memories you created. Thanks again.
 
Disneyworld for Purple Heart Family

Jun 7th 2014

My Name is Kevin McMains and I served 11 years and 50 days in uniform. I was a Casualty Liaison NCOIC. I am now retired due to my injuries sustained in Iraq. My story today is not focused on my many overseas tours, but my recovery from being paralyzed by a 120mm rocket blast. We were 3 days shy of coming home from our 16 month deployment to Iraq, when I was hit with a rocket. Unfortunately I did not have my gear on. It twisted my spine like a candy cane. I was going through a rough time emotionally, having to deal with my physical limitations, and a wife that just did not understand what I was going through. She filed for divorce, after 15 years of being together and 3 beautiful daughters. I was a complete wreck. Everything in my life was upside down and heading for rock bottom. One day I had given up and attempted suicide. With the blessings of God, I failed. I did not know what PTSD even was until this moment. I woke up the next morning and realized, I am better than this. My oldest daughter asked me when I was coming home. I told her it might be a long time. The Army was all I knew. I joined when I was 17. My family has a long line of military men and women. The Army saw my progress and placed me in the Warrior Transition Unit, to see what my status would be. I was in the WTU and never could get 100%. While recovering in the WTU, I was a full time daddy, full time soldier, and full time college student. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science. After a long year and some change they decided, it would be best for me to retire. So now I am retired and helping other vets in my small community gain the understanding that even when things are rough, there is that light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how hard it is, we can do it, and they don’t have to do it alone. I am an example to show, I have been there, I understand. I now can walk with the assistance of just a cane and sometimes without depending on the level of pain and mobility. Every day brings a different feeling because of the nerve damage and the body trying to heal itself. Shortly before retirement I met Jewel. She has been my rock to stand on when the ground has been weak. She learned about how to become a caregiver and quickly assumed this role. She did not have a clue about the military when we met and learns new things every day. She brings a daughter and son into the relationship, which brings our kid count to 5. I love kids and would not have it any other way. We just lost our home to a house fire, but we are doing okay. We have been through worse in our lives. I would like to take my family on their first vacation. We already have plane tickets but do not have tickets for Disney World. We would like the park hopper so that we can come and go as we please. We need 7 total sets of tickets as I have 5 kids and a wife.

Disneyworld for Purple Heart Family
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
We are very grateful for vettixs.org. We needed tickets as another organization who was providing tickets dropped the ball. Vettixs came to the rescue and at the last minute made it happen. Thank you for what you did and what you guys continue to do daily. You made our vacation complete! The memories for these 5 young children are provided partially by you. Thanks for all these memories!!
 
George Strait (King George)

Jun 7th 2014

My name is James Bolling. I have been a huge country music fan since I was little kid. George Strait has always been someone I could listen to his music and relate to him. While Deployed if I play his music it seems to lift the stress off my me. His music calms me and helps me relax after a long day. Listenng to it helps me able to sleep in deployed locations. I am currently deployed until Feb and George put out his final concert series. And having a final concert June 7th at the Dallas Cowboy Stadium in Texas. I have never been able to attend one of his shows due to conflicts with the military or family and this may be the last chance.

George Strait (King George)
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Patrice donated $50.00
Carl donated $10.00
Messina Touring Group, LLC donated 2 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I want to thank the Messina group for the time of my life. That was the best show ever and I would of never been able to attend with out your donation. Its great to see people who still respect and appreciate our Nations military. Thank you.
 
Disney World park hopper tickets for 2

Jun 6th 2014

Hi my name is Sean Luke. My wife and I have been married for 9 years, we have 3 wonderful kids. We have yet to go on a honeymoon and I would love to take her to Walt Disney World at the beginning of June this year. We already have hotel reservations but are having a hard time coming up with the money to buy park tickets.

Disney World park hopper tickets for 2
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
William donated $400.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much for donating tickets so we could go on this trip! We needed this trip and park hopping all 4 days made it that much sweeter! We re connected and such a wonderful time. It would not have been possible without Vet Tix and our donor!!!!! Thanks again we truly appreciate you!!!
 
Disney World Family Vacation

May 28th 2014

First before anything else thank you for your time in reading this. My name is CW2 Larry Wesgaites and I will soon be returning from Afghanistan. As with all deployments this one has been long and I look forward to coming home to see my wife and family. My family and my wife's family are split between PA and FL and have never had the opportunity to spend time with one another. I would like to get everyone together down in FL and for a few days take the PA gang to Disney as they have never been there before. I am requesting 6 tickets if possible to help offset the high costs of getting everyone down there and taking them out. I thank you for your time and I hope you have a great day/night.

Disney World Family Vacation
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you for making a family vacation that much more fun with your kind donation! This donation allowed for my family and I to focus on having fun and not sweating the high cost that comes with a large gathering. Thank you again and have a great day/night!
 
Park-Hopper Tickets to Disney World

May 23rd 2014

I am CPT William Carroll. I am happily married to my lovely wife, Diana. We have been married for 6 years. We have two wonderful children, my daughter Rose (4) and son Liam (9 months). I left for this deployment when Liam was only 2 weeks old and I barely knew him. I am currently deployed to Afghanistan and will be returning in a couple of months. We have booked a vacation to Disney World at Shades of Green (05/23/14 - 06/01/14). Going on this vacation would allow me to spend some time with my son who I really haven't had the chance to meet and it would mean the world to my "Princess" Rose. This would also be a wonderful time to relax with Diana and have fun together as a family. I am asking for 3 (2 adult & 1 child) of the 5-day park-hopper tickets for my family. I have already paid for the reservation at the hotel, but with Diana in her last semester of college money is really tight. Thank you for supporting the Troops!

Park-Hopper Tickets to Disney World
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Rosemary donated $25.00
Kelly donated $10.00
Jamie donated $10.00
Cynthia donated $100.00
James donated $20.00
Alena donated $40.00
Shirley donated $345.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you Vet Tix for making my family vacation come true. This donation allowed for my family to afford to go. My Daughter, Rose, loved it and I enjoyed spending time with my family...thank you again for everything!
 
YANKEES v METS at Citi Field

May 15th 2014

My name is Joshua Pabellon. I got deployed 2012-2013 & Mentally coming back home I was unstable and I received help but the relationship with me and my fiancé was falling apart. We are big Yankee and Mets fans an I know that baseball is one of the things that we both love and can maintain a healthy relationship down the road. We are die hard fans and like to go to every home game, we just need help financially to go to the games (just me & my fiancé) Please help me get Good Seats to a METS Games at Citi Field or Yankee Games at Yankee Stadium For me and my beautiful fiancé

YANKEES v METS at Citi Field
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Jacob donated $5.00
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you guys for the tickets, my fiance and I had a blast and we couldn't thank you enough for making our love life stronger that day. Thank you Vet Tix
 
Visit the family and take them to the Angels VS Yankees games

May 5th 2014

Hello everyone, My name is Walter Vizcaino. I've served in the Marine Corps on active duty for almost 17 years. I'm stationed in Okinawa Japan executing a two (2) year unaccompanied tour. My family is still in California and I miss them very much. My beautiful wife is holding down the fort and is taking care of our 12 year old daughter "Gabriela" and three year old son "Elijah". The burden of taking care of the house and kids followed by the daily hour long trips for school and soccer has taken its toll on her. She's definitely due for a vacation and a relief. Furthermore, I'm a huge baseball fanatic especially when it involves my Yankees. Due to the multiple deployments, special duty assignment, operational tempo and location of duty stations I have not been able to see my Yankees play nor spend the much needed quality time with the family. With all that said, I would love to treat my wife, family and myself to several days in Anaheim while watching the Yankees beat up on the Angels. According to the MLB schedule they face each other May 5th, 6th and 7th, in Anaheim. Acquiring tickets for these games is always tough so I'm asking for this wish of four tickets to each of those games. I would surprise my wife with other comforting gifts during my stay. Igniting this wish was caused by missing and being so far apart from my family followed by MLB's greatest Captain Derek Jeter waving the retirement flag. All this created a sense of urgency to watch him play and visit my family. Any assistance you can provide would be heartwarming and greatly appreciated. Thanks for being there.

Visit the family and take them to the Angels VS Yankees games
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Erica donated $10.00
Brian donated $10.00
Geoffrey donated $40.00
Deb donated $640.00
New York Yankees - MLB donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Good morning, Just wanted to leave my testimony in appreciation for a granted wish by the "New York Yankees-MLB, Rocky with the Yankees, four individual donors and "Veteran Tickets" that blessed my family and I. I've been overseas on unaccompanied orders and I was afforded the opportunity to take leave. In doing so, I contacted Vet Tix regarding a wish to see the Angels vs Yankees in the 2014 season. The Yankees are my team and I had never been able to attend a game due to operational commitment. Non the less, this would be Derek Jeter's last stand in Anaheim so I had to attend with the family so we can see one of the greatest Yankees play. The game was awesome as we were able to see Jeter hit a homerun and be presented a surfboard as a token of appreciation by the Angels. We all would like to say thanks to the New York Yankees-MLB, the four individual donors and "Vet Tix" for blessing us with this wish as we spent an amazing day at the field together as a family. Go Yankees R/S The Vizcaino family
 
Help me Take my Son to Walt Disney World

Apr 28th 2014

My name is Jessica Fleurimond. I am currently serving overseas on my first-ever deployment in my 13-year tenure in the USAF. I had to deal with a lot of obstacles that were getting in my way to prevent me from doing what I wanted to do and that was to serve my country overseas. I will be returning home after 6 months (one month of training and 5 months deployment) towards the end of March 2014 and would love to be able to take my son on a Disney Vacation. When I asked him what he wanted for his 8th birthday which is in April 2014, he said he wanted to go to Disney. The possiblity of being able to fulfill my son's wish would be totally amazing. I have never been away from him for this long and it has been the toughest thing to deal with. My spouse has been doing a marvelous job taking care of our son, puppy, and house while I've been gone and my son has been doing really well in school and I couldn't be more proud of them along with serving the country that I love. I'm kindly requesting 3 (2 adults/1 child) of the 3-day park-hopper tickets for my family. If someone is able to help us with this wish, I would be eternally grateful!!! Thanks to all those who support and love us from afar and thank you for this opportunity!

Help me Take my Son to Walt Disney World
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
EVANS donated $20.00
Joyce donated $25.00
WANDA donated $25.00
Eliza donated $50.00
Alice donated $30.00
Eugene donated $10.00
Joseph donated $100.00
Jessica donated $25.00
Jayson donated $10.00
Scott donated $25.00
Tara donated $20.00
Christopher donated $210.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
From the bottom of my heart I would like to take this moment to thanks the VetTix.org organization for giving me and my family this opportunity of a lifetime to have been able to submit a Hero Wish!!! A huge, heart full of gratitude to all those who kindly/generously contributed to my wish being fulfilled! We are having a phenomenal time in the land of miracles ...where every person can be kid no matter the age. The look on my sons face when the surprised was revealed was amazing and I couldn't of done it without all of you!!!! I'm humbled, thankful, but most importantly blessed!!!! From my family to you and yours...Thank You!!!
 
Please help our family go to Disney World

Apr 28th 2014

Hello. My name is SPC Christopher Anderson. I have a beautiful family who has stood by my side during my deployment and I would like to take them away to Walt Disney World to show my appreciation to them. My beautiful wife has been caring for our special needs son on her own, as well as making sure our daughter gets to all of her activities. I am currently getting ready to see my family for the first time in 10 months and would love to make this wish come true for us. We are grateful to those who serve our country as well as the generous people who donate to make these wishes come true. Thank you and God bless!

Please help our family go to Disney World
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Terrence donated $10.00
Scott donated $20.00
Leah donated $100.00
Samuel donated $25.00
Terry donated $50.00
Carmelita donated $395.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you for this wonderful program and the support. My family and I will certainly enjoy this getaway and appreciate the time together.
 
Family trip to Disney World

Mar 27th 2014

I am SGT Murphy. I have been married to my wonderful wife, Michelle, for 5 years. We have two little boys, Jacob (4) and Elliot (2). I returned a few weeks ago from my second deployment in Afghanistan. I would love to be able to take my family on a vacation to Disney World in 2014. We've spent so much time apart that it would be nice to relax and have fun together. I am asking for 4 of the 3-day park-hopper tickets for my family. Thank you for this opportunity!

Family trip to Disney World
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Carmelita donated $676.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I truly appreciate having the opportunity to take this trip with my family after coming home from a second deployment in Afghanistan! For one week I was able to spend time with my wife and sons, giving them my undivided attention without the everyday stress of Army life. The best part of our vacation was watching the joy and excitement our kids' felt as the experienced everything for the first time at Disney World. Thank you VetTix for providing the Hero's Wish program and thank you to the donor that made our incredible once in a lifetime trip possible!
 


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