Past Hero's Wishes

Disney World November 2014

Nov 21st 2014

I wish to take my three children and wife to Disney World. I am requesting 3 military salute 4 day hopper passes (For my wife, son, and me. Two of my children are free). I was a police officer for 10 years, but in 2013 I was fired after attending annual tour. The department was angry that I took time off of work. I finished my bachelor of science degree while deployed to Afghanistan, and was accepted to law school before returning home. I was unable to treat my kids to a fun vacation after my return as we had to load everything we had into a U-haul truck and drive to Missouri from Utah. My hope is to become a JAG after school ends in 2017. This led to me volunteering for a deployment to Afghanistan to make sure that my family had a roof over their heads. Since returning, we have moved half way across the country and I have gone back to school. My hope is to provide a better life for my family by getting a degree. My wife and I do not work. We are surviving on the GI Bill stipend (70%), and the small amount that I get from drill weekends. I fly from Missouri to Utah to attend drill once a month. We will be in Orlando for a military conference and would love to take the kids to Disney World while there. Thank you for your consideration.

Disney World November 2014
United States Air Force
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Jennifer donated $20.00
Leslie donated $100.00
Colby donated $25.00
Thomas donated $500.00
Tim donated $5.00
Karen donated $5.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Our family is so very grateful to all of the donors who made this trip happen. Thank you to Jennifer, Colby, Tim, Karen, and especially Leslie and Thomas! This kids has such a fun time. We had heavy rain on Tuesday, which meant that instead of being one of the busiest days of the year, the Magic Kingdom was nearly empty (it was a warm rain and we were prepared with head-to-toe gore tex and a stroller cover). Our oldest daughter cannot stop talking about meeting Ariel, her favorite princess. Our son is a die hard Star Wars fan, and loved meeting the characters and riding on Star Tours. My wife and I are so happy that we were able to spend a few days at Disney World with our kids. The weather was warm and it was good to get away from the cold winter. Thank you to all the donors, and thank you Vet Tix! God bless everyone who made this possible, and God bless America!
 
Take my girls to Disney World

Nov 9th 2014

After 12 years on off with the Marine Corps I was injured while running a scout team through the city of Fallujah, Iraq. I spent 7 months back and forth from a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland only to have the VA lose all my medical records. I've had a battle nonstop since 2008 just to get a proper claim submitted. I've battled PTSD and lost my best friends due to this epidemic. I finally feel as if I'm in control of this and heading in the right direction being a good husband and father. Still being run through the system with the VA I was supposed to be at 100% since I'm not allowed to work due to a spinal issue and brain injury. So I found a Purple Heart site that offered to send my family to Disney World as long as I saved money for our flights. Well it turned out to be a scam and like that the site was pulled. I don't want to let my family down and would appreciate any help. Our plan was to stay at Disney for a few days then drive to Space Coast and stay a few more days. Any info even on discounts or to help save any money would be greatly appreciated.

Take my girls to Disney World
United States Marine Corps
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Leigh donated $20.00
Javier donated $25.00
Harry donated $20.00
Melinda 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.
 
Patriots Game

Nov 2nd 2014

My name is Richard Olson. I was medically retired out of the military after stepping on an IED. I received a number of injuries severe PTSD, severe TBI which resulted in me learning how to walk and talk again. Ankle injury, jaw and teeth injury, shoulder injury, burn on my face and and severe tinnitus. During my 13 years in the army I have trained so much, been on 5 deployments and then after arriving home I had hospital stays and time alone for personal recovery. I am trying so hard to find my place in my family and bond with my children who I have missed out on their lives so much. I have a 13 year old daughter, a 11 year old son and a 9 year old son with down syndrome that I am trying to get to know and understand. I am originally from Massachusetts and many times I missed Patriots games on TV and opportunities to go. That is one thing everyone in my family loves, It would mean the world to me to be able to go to a Patriots game as a family and enjoy that experience, that would be a priceless gift to me. I also want to do this as a thank you to my wife as well for standing by me and raising great kids, taking care of me when I was at my worst and needed her the most, she is so self less and has been the back bone of this family, I know she would never stop smiling to be able to watch a game in person. I have lost soldiers and friends, it is something I battle with everyday I have good days and bad days and I feel bad for my family that this is the way I am now. I am asking for 4 tickets to see the Patriots play. My wife advised me that our son with downs syndrome unfortunately will be over stimulated and not be able to handle it. God Bless.

Patriots Game
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Bruce donated $20.00
Jacob donated $20.00
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
TO ATTEND THE LA CLIPPERS v. LA LAKERS Game

Oct 31st 2014

MY NAME IS TOMMY ELLIS. I'M SCHEDULE TO RETURN FROM MY 3RD COMBAT DEPLOYMENT FROM IRAQ AND IT'S MY WISH TO ATTEND THE CLIPPERS/LAKERS GAME. I HAVE BEEN A DIE HARD CLIPPERS FAN SINCE THE MID 90'S AND WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS GAME BE A PART OF MY WELCOME HOME EXPERIENCE.

TO ATTEND THE LA CLIPPERS v. LA LAKERS Game
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Veronica donated $1.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you Vet Tix and the generous donor that made my dream come true. It was an awesome game, the seats were great , the crowd was electric , and it is an experience I will never forget. Thanks for making my dream come true.
 
Take My Family to Disneyland

Oct 30th 2014

My name is Spec 4 David Richards. I have a beautiful and very supportive wife who's Native American and her name is Blue. She is one of the greatest things in my life. We have been blessed with 4 children: David, Dawn Marie, Heather and Kellianne. I served in Vietnam from Dec. 1967 thur Nov. 1968. I was a dog handler. I walked point on an ambush and Recon squad until I was hit on Oct. 20th 1968. My dog saved the squad from being ambushed. The second time she saved a squad from being ambushed she was awarded a Bronze Star for her contribution. I'm a service connected disabled veteran. My wife and children put up with a lot abuse while I was servicing my tour in Nam. When I returned to 'The World' due to this not being a popular conflict, Americans elected to express their anti-war feelings both with words and by throwing objects; on those that served and their families. This experience led me to ask myself if this was America? I served to honor my uncles memory who died after being captured by the enemy in the Korean War. I believe in freedom for all and respect all individuals. I would like to show my family the other-side of the American spirit by taking them to Disneyland. I would like 6 Disneyland 2 day park hopper passes (tickets), But we would be happy and appreciative of any cost relief offered. We plan on going in Oct. 2014 on the 30th and returning home on Nov. 1st. God bless those that have served, their families and God Bless America. Thank you for your consideration.

Take My Family to Disneyland
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Amy donated $110.00
Beverly donated $10.00
Carrie donated $10.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Disneyland Ticket's There are Not Enough Words To Say Thank You. My family and I would like to express our gratitude to Veteran Tickets Foundation and their supporters for fulfilling our wish. Its difficult to express our thankfulness, you know how when you write or say a word over and over again It starts to look odd, and you start to wonder if you're doing it correctly, but the only words that come to mind again is "Thank You". We really appreciate the efforts put forth by the personnel at Veteran Tickets Foundation. Without these caring and hardworking individuals, people like me wouldn't be able to participate in such wonderful events. This organizations kindness enables families to bond and create moments that last a lifetime. Thanks so,so,so much. The Richards Family
 
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 (Crimson Tide) - 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
Anonymous 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 sonís 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 donít 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!
 


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