Past Hero's Wishes

Aerosmith Deuces are Wild Las Vegas Residency

Jul 9th 2019

My name is Lt Bernard Mutz. I have been serving proudly in the USAF for the past twelve years. I just returned from a 7 month deployment. My wife has been a huge Aerosmith fan since childhood. She has twice had tickets to this concert and both times had the tours cancelled due weather. I would love to be able to surprise her with tickets to Aerosmith at MGM in Las Vegas in June 2019. She has been the rock and constant for our family and has filled the role of mother and father flawlessly to my two children, 5 and 3. I thank you for this opportunity.

Aerosmith Deuces are Wild Las Vegas Residency
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Tabetha donated $100.00
Anonymous donated $20.00
Paul donated $20.00
Jacqueline donated $10.00
Wayne donated $10.00
Ian donated $25.00

Park Theater MGM LAS VEGAS
donated 2 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you for making this incredible experience come true for my wife and I! It was an evening we will never forget!
 
Disney World For Family (5-day park hopper passes)

Jul 2nd 2019

Hello everyone, My name is Petty Officer Zachary Kappler and I am the loving husband to my beautiful wife Rachelle with 4 amazing kids. We are all active duty in the Coast Guard. As most of you know we miss most holidays, birthdays, and almost everything import. This year and last year I missed the holidays due to deployment. I would love to surprise them and take them all to Disney World upon my return. As most of you know Disney is quite expensive and it would be a dream come true to take them all on a five day park pass excursion. I know nothing can replace missed birthdays and holidays, but Disney comes close for kids. Anything helps and the smile upon my wife and kids faces would be priceless. Thank you for your time and kind hearts! Love the Kappler

Disney World For Family (5-day park hopper passes)
United States Coast Guard
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Robert donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much for helping my family have the trip of a lifetime! It was so amazing to spend much needed quality time as a family. You have helped us create memories and smiles to last a lifetime! Words can not express are gratitude! Sincerely, The Kapplers
 
Hamilton at the Kentucky Center in Louisville KY

Jun 8th 2019

My name is Technical Sergeant Bradley Clott. I have served in the Air Force for over 8 years and I will be returning home soon from my 2nd deployment. I would love to take my wife Holly to see Hamilton. My wish is for 2 tickets to see Hamilton at the Kentucky Center in Louisville KY. Show runs June 4 2019 - June 23 2019. Any date would work, weekends are preferred due to child care. She is so deserving of a wonderful night out after single handedly raising our daughter, taking care of the house and caring for our beloved dog Lucky on her own these past six months. This would be a nice event after missing most of the Holidays. Thank you!.

Hamilton at the Kentucky Center in Louisville KY
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Sandy donated $25.00
Casey donated $15.00
Gregory donated $5.00
Richard donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Disney World Park Hopper passes for my family

Jun 3rd 2019

My name is ITC Earl Nida. I am currently serving on a deployment to the Middle East on several ships providing security for MSC ships. I will return home in the spring to my family and would like to be able to take the family to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida fall of 2019 for the opening of Galaxy's Edge. I have a family of 7 (myself, my wife, 4 daughters, and my son.). My daughters are 17, 15, 12, 10, and my son will be 3 in December.

Disney World Park Hopper passes for my family
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Juan donated $20.00
Gregory donated $5.00
Doug 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 for the tickets for my family to attend Walt Disney World! I could not afford that and it was an awesome time to reconnect with my family after being gone for a year mobilization. The girls had such an awesome time. Besides my wife, it was a first time visiting WDW for all of us. It was definitely a great time to build memories, and experience the fun of Disney. To the 4 donors; your generosity is fabulous. I could not thank you enough. Looking at the cost to buy one ticket was huge so I SOOOO appreciate the love and generosity that was showed to my family.
 
Disney World Dreams

May 18th 2019

My name is SPC Justin Cox. I just returned home from my 4th Overseas deployment. This last deployment was in Iraq . I was gone for 11 months. During this time I missed all birthdays and holidays with my family. I have a wife and 3 daughters, Trinity is 13, Aubrey is 9, and Kylie is 8. I have missed many moments of happiness and would love to see the look on their faces on a family vacation to Disney World. We would need 5 tickets for our family to be able to attend this together. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my experience.

Disney World Dreams
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
ReGina donated $20.00
Krystal donated $15.00
Paul donated $10.00
Jon donated $50.00
Shannon donated $10.00
Robert donated $5.00
MICHAEL donated $5.00
Jovani donated $5.00
Amber donated $40.00
Deanna donated $100.00
SFCFred donated $60.00
Debe donated $50.00
William donated $20.00
Douglas donated $50.00
Otto F donated $20.00
David donated $20.00
Glenn donated $10.00
Glenn donated $10.00
Gregory donated $5.00
Mark donated $45.00
Francis donated $100.00
John 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 for this opportunity!
 
Post-deployment Disney World Park Hopper Plus for a dream come true family vacation

May 16th 2019

My name is CWO3 Damien Wieland. I am currently on my 11th deployment in the Navy where I have proudly served for almost 20 years. Despite only one shore duty thus far, I maintain that the Navy has been fantastic for my family which is why we continue to serve while sacrificing precious family time in the name of freedom. Through years of service, multiple deployments and a number of extended TDY’s my incredible family has missed my presence during countless birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas’ and other meaningful events. My wife has sacrificed the most yet continues to be the lighthouse this Sailor depends on. With multiple PCS moves and a complete lack of stability I consider myself both blessed and fortunate to have a loving and understanding support system at home; we are all proud patriots of this great country. That said, it would be amazing to be able to put huge smiles on my families faces with a dream come true vacation to Disney World. Disney holds a special place in my kids’ life as, when home, we sit down as a family for Disney movie nights when able and the memories from a once in a lifetime vacation to Disney World would be the icing on the cake to them. I would personally be ecstatic to share that the kind people of the world recognized their sacrifices and wanted them to have a dream come true vacation to spend time with mommy, daddy, and all of their Disney heroes. Thank you so much in advance for kindness and consideration to this loving and appreciative family. We are all proud to serve and will continue to do so for many more years to come!

Post-deployment Disney World Park Hopper Plus for a dream come true family vacation
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Madeline donated $700.00
Raymond donated $600.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
A dream come true family vacation is the exact way I would describe our trip. Thank you Vet Tix and the Hero's Wish coordinators for all the work that goes into this amazing program and opportunity. As a service member who will hit 20 years of service this August I have nothing but gratitude for what the military has done for myself and the life my family and I are afforded. The time away from the family is truly the only hard part of serving and it was incredible to be gifted these lifelong memories. My kids, five and seven years old, had the time of their lives. Above all else, they were most excited to be at Disney World as a family. The memories will surely last a lifetime. My son and I have spent hours sword fighting (souvenirs he chose), my daughter and I made secret hand shakes while waiting for rides and my wife (who as a military spouse, the hardest job of all) was able to take off a few of her hats, unwind and relax while just being a mother. We enjoyed our time together so much and are forever grateful to have been given this experience. A special thank you to Madeline and Raymond, our angel donors, whose selflessly generous donations will never be forgotten. On behalf of my family, thank you!
 
Attending Chelsea Soccer Match at Gillette Stadium

May 15th 2019

My name is MSgt Ashley Shatkus, My husband and I were both deployed last year, while our 3 kids were watched over by my mom. My two older children are big soccer players and our family are huge supporters of the Chelsea soccer team. We learned that they will be playing a match at Gillette Stadium this May, and I would LOVE to be able to take my kids to watch their favorite team compete, as the likelihood of us making it to England as a family of 5 is pretty slim. I would love to get them as close to the action as possible to their favorite team and being able to create this memory with them will be something to cherish. With us being away for a little over 6 months, I feel we have so many memories to catch up on.

Attending Chelsea Soccer Match at Gillette Stadium
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Bernard donated $20.00
Jessica donated $2.00
Amy donated $20.00
Eglin donated $10.00
Lance donated $10.00
Shaan donated $25.00
Valentin donated $20.00
Charissa donated $10.00
Robert donated $10.00
Jeff donated $25.00
Edward donated $10.00
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 Family Disney World Trip

Apr 8th 2019

My name is LTJG Richardson and I just returned home from deployment on USS Arleigh Burke. Overall, I have been out to sea over 300 days in the last year and a half on three different ships. My incredible wife has held down the fort on the home front, taking care of our amazing children, giving birth to #5 on her own along the way. My family has been so strong through this time and I would like to thank them with a trip to Disney World during their spring break from April 8-12. My kids are aged 8, 6, 4, 2 and 7 months. This would be a wonderful gift tot hem to show them how much I appreciate their sacrifice. I am only requesting 4 tickets, as the younger two would be free and we can get the fifth ticket on our own. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.

Post Deployment Family Disney World Trip
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Debe donated $25.00
Allan donated $25.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you to all those who came together to provide this amazing, generous gift to my family. We had a wonderful four days at Disney World. We got to defeat the Evil Zurg, fight Darth Vader after training with a Jedi master, dance with Belle (my wife Jenn is my Belle) and ride on a lot of fun rides. I loved taking my older kids on the big roller coasters and seeing their faces of fear and excitement all at once. It was a lot of work taking five kids on vacation, but we will look back on this with fond memories. I have had to be away from my family a significant amount of time the last few years and there have been many challenges. I have missed countless milestones, holidays and birthdays. My wife has given birth to our last two children without me. This trip was a fabulous way for us to celebrate daddy finally being home.
 
Disneyland for a family of four!

Apr 2nd 2019

My name is Cpt. Christopher Clark. I've been in the Army for almost 13 years and I am proud to be a part of it. I will be returning from deployment (my family's first) with Montana's 495th in a few months and we would love to take a little time at Disneyland. With a six year old thrill seeking son and a four year old princess, we can't think of a better place to reconnect as a family. All signs point to one of mine and my wife's favorite places - Disneyland. I would like 3-day Disneyland tickets for a family of four post-deployment.

Disneyland for a family of four!
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Priscilla donated $50.00
Aya donated $25.00
Patrick donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much for the amazing family trip to Disneyland. Because of your generosity, our family was able to reunite in a relaxing and fun way without the pressures that often come. We will have souvenirs and memories to last a life time! Thanks again for everything, Chris and Family
 
Post Deployment Family Trip to Disney World

Mar 24th 2019

My name is SFC Jorge Vasquez Jr. I am an Infantryman in the US Army and have been serving for 13 years. I am currently on the downhill slope of my 3rd deployment. Over the past 13 years, between deployments and pre-deployment field time, I have been away from my family for more than four years, but this deployment has been the toughest. My children are at the age where they know Daddy is working away from home, but not exactly sure why. Every time I talk to my 4yr old he asks me “Dad, how many more hours until you come home”. They miss me terribly and I miss them the same. Although being a Soldier and serving OUR Country is my greatest honor, the hardest part is leaving my family. My wife, Tiffany, is my rock who provides the support I need to do what I do for our family. She is an unbelievable woman who maintains our household and takes care of our five children, Abigail-10, Gabriel-9, Ethan-6, Luke-4, and Andrew-2. She does it all with minimal support and while enrolled in college. My wife and I do our best to provide our children with unforgettable memories with road trips to see our families in Arizona and Texas respectively. I would like to make a Hero’s Wish to request (6) Disney World 4-day park hopper tickets for my family so we could make the biggest and best memory so far. Thank you for your consideration, God Bless!

Post Deployment Family Trip to Disney World
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Samuel donated $15.00
David donated $1585.00
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 family trip to Disney World

Mar 24th 2019

My name is Maj Andrew Kearl and I just returned from my ninth deployment. Between deployments and numerous TDYs I'm often away from my wife and young two children. Considering how much my family love everything Disney, I can't think of a better way to reunite with them and make up for the lost time than by enjoying a family trip to Disney World. Additionally our son has Autism so normal family trips can be difficult but given his interest for Disney (he's often on his tablet watching other people's posted videos of Disney World rides), I know this would be a trip he would love. Thank you for making this wish a reality and God Bless.

Post-deployment family trip to Disney World
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Andrea donated $1200.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Our family trip would not be complete without expressing our sincere thanks and gratitude to the donors who made our Disney family vacation wish a reality. We're at the very end of our family trip (we leave for home tomorrow...sniff) and we would not have had this wonderful experience if it hadn't been for Vet Tix and all those who support it. Thanks again from this service member and God Bless!
 
A Trip to Disney World - 5-Day Park Hopper Passes

Mar 23rd 2019

My name is Capt Harold “Joe” Gotwald. I am active duty Air Force and am currently deployed until January. My wife has been with me my whole Air Force journey these past 9 years. This is my first deployment and my wife is at home holding down the fort with our 3 very active kids Evie (5), Lily (3), and Jack (2). It will be our 10 year anniversary next fall and she tells me our daughters are obsessed with playing Disney Princess and my son is fanatical with all things Mickey Mouse. This deployment has been difficult for my family. It would be amazing to treat her and my three kids to a trip to Disney World this coming March to make up for all of the birthdays, holidays, appointments, play times, and tea parties I’ve missed. I am asking for 4 tickets for 5 days of Disney World magic, it would mean the world to my family. Thank you

A Trip to Disney World - 5-Day Park Hopper Passes
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Laurine donated $20.00
Dusty donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I cannot thank Vet Tix and the many donors enough for the wonderful Disney World 5-Day Park Hopper Passes! There were so many delightful memories made in the most magical place on earth thanks to the generous donations from the donors. Some of these include seeing my son Jack visibly shake with excitement when he first saw Mickey Mouse stop by our table at dinner. Or hearing my daughters Evie and Lily laugh with delight while riding the Seven Dwarfs Mine train roller coaster. Or meeting the real Disney princesses while traveling around EPCOTs World Showcase. Or all 5 of us walking from one ride to another singing the Tiki Room song. And even just all of us enjoying an ice cream while watching the fireworks at the end of the day… I wish I could add more pictures to show how much fun my family and I had together. Thank you for making my wish come true.
 
PHOENIX Suns Courtside experience

Mar 18th 2019

My name Is Sgt. Zac Rand of the United States Army. In November of 2011 my convoy was struck by an IED causing myself and another soldier to be MED-EVACED on site. I suffered a Traumatic Brain injury that has lead to other issues such as anxiety, sporadic migraines, PTSD etc. For the longest time especially after being separated from the Army, I felt completely lost.. that is until I turned to helping others with disabilities. In early 2017 I met a gentleman by the name of Gabriel Gadson, Gabriel suffers from Cerebral Palsy, but like myself he does not let any sort of disability stop him. We both share the common love and passion for basketball and it would be my ultimate dream come true to be able to go to a game and share an awesome experience. It has been my dream since a little kid to watch the Phoenix Suns play court side against my all time favorite team the CHICAGO BULLS! Thank you to each and everyone of you who take the time out of your day to review my wish. Thank you Vet Tix and all those with kind hearts that take the time to review my wish. God bless.

PHOENIX Suns Courtside experience
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Paul donated $100.00
Rick donated $150.00
Ralph donated $50.00
Rochelle donated $100.00
Jeanne donated $50.00
Mark donated $50.00
Erin donated $50.00
Brian donated $450.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
First and foremost, wow I would like to thank everyone who made this experience possible. The game was amazing and definitely an experience I will never forget. I got to meet my all time favorite player to cap off the night. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all those who made those possible. God bless you all
 
Post deployment George Strait at the Houston Rodeo

Mar 17th 2019

My name is SGT Derrick Watson. For my first deployment, I had to leave my wife and one month old son behind. Not only is it hard on me, but it is hard on my wife, especially being a first time mother to our newborn son. Although my son will not remember everything that is going on right now, I want to make it up to both of them for having to go through the struggle alone. My wife deserves a break and some relaxation after this deployment is through. I am asking for our potentially last ever chance to see George Strait live in concert at the Houston Rodeo. He is bound to retire any day now. I have personally never seen him in concert, but my wife has, and absolutely loves him! We also both love rodeos, and anything outdoors! It would truly be an honor to my family and I to get a chance to see him, and to experience the Houston Rodeo together as a family. Thank you everyone and anyone that may support my wish. Thank you VET TIX for this opportunity, and the support you give us soldiers. It is truly appreciated. This will hopefully give my little family the relaxation and break from everyday life they deserve!

Post deployment George Strait at the Houston Rodeo
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Brian donated $50.00
CAROLINE donated $20.00
Michael donated $1430.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I want to say thank you so much for the donations we received to fulfill my wish! My family absolutely enjoyed the time together with the king of country music! Even my 8 month old son was dancing and singing! It was definitely a relaxing and eventful trip together after a long deployment. Thank you again for all that y'all do for your service members!
 
Post Deployment Disney World Trip!

Mar 16th 2019

Hi, My name is Andrew Baker and I am currently serving in the Air Force. I left my family to go to Afghanistan for 6 months and would really love to reward them by taking them on a Disney World vacation after having to adjust and live life while I was gone. My wife fostered two other children along with having our three while I was gone and I would love to be able to take her on the vacation of her dreams. After being gone for such time I feel this would be the perfect getaway to bond again with my family and have some much needed rest. Thank you for your consideration in helping me give my family their dream.

Post Deployment Disney World Trip!
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Theresa donated $20.00
Gordon donated $10.00
Dean donated $20.00
Gregory donated $25.00
Rudy donated $200.00
Rudy donated $200.00
Jeannie donated $20.00
Shelly donated $30.00
Wayne donated $20.00
Magdalena donated $20.00
Sherell donated $10.00
Shannon donated $10.00
Samuel donated $10.00
Lance donated $15.00
Paul donated $10.00
David donated $50.00
Stephen donated $20.00
Tracy donated $25.00
Nathan donated $10.00
Lisa donated $10.00
James donated $10.00
Ryan donated $20.00
Joanna donated $15.00
GARY donated $20.00
Jennifer donated $100.00
Keshia donated $20.00
Lee donated $50.00
Todd donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
My family and I are so grateful for this opportunity that we were given to go on a family vacation after a rough time apart. Thank you to everyone that donated the financial means for us to be able to do this. It was definitely a bonding experience we will never forget.
 
Hamilton on Broadway

Mar 9th 2019

My name is Thomas Hopkins. I am a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. As I prepare to return home from a six month deployment, I'd love the opportunity to treat my family to a performance of the Broadway musical, Hamilton. My devoted wife, my selfless mother, who lives with us, and our two daughters, ages 15 and 12, have sacrificed a lot over the course of my 19-year military career. My girls have wanted to see Hamilton since the production opened in 2015. Unfortunately, tickets are in high demand, and difficult to obtain. My wife, mother, and daughters are my heroes, and although I can't make up for all the missed holidays, birthdays, and special occasions, I humbly request this opportunity to show my appreciation for all they have endured in service to our great nation. My Heroes Wish is for five theater tickets, to accommodate all the members of my family, living in my household; my wife, mother, two daughters, and myself. I will be home and available by February 8, 2019, and will be grateful for any performance date thereafter.

Hamilton on Broadway
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Briani donated $20.00
Troy donated $25.00
Ross donated $25.00
Erik donated $5.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Many thanks to VetTix and to all the donors who make this very special program possible. I can’t imagine how much effort goes into making each Hero’s Wish a reality, but I do know it is sincerely appreciated. My family and I had an amazing time seeing Hamilton on Broadway. The performance exceeded all expectations, and I’m positive we’ll remember the experience for many years. Thank you again VetTix, keep up the great work.
 
Disneyland Princess Wish

Feb 26th 2019

Hi everyone, I’m currently on my first deployment in Djibouti, Africa getting ready to head home after a long 13 months. When I left home my niece she was three and now she just celebrated her fifth birthday and started kindergarten. We love Disneyland and it would be awesome to be able to make up for two missed birthdays with her favorite Disney princess. I never realized how much you could miss your family!!

Disneyland Princess Wish
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Gina donated $5.00
Tony donated $25.00
Robert donated $10.00
Renee donated $20.00
Susan donated $50.00
Teresa donated $20.00
James donated $20.00
Crystal donated $20.00
Danielle donated $10.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Luke Combs’ Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour

Feb 22nd 2019

I am a member of the Ohio Army National Guard that was called up to active duty shortly after our wedding and deployed over our first wedding anniversary. My wife and I have been together going on five years now, she is my best friend and the love of my life. This was my second deployment but it was her first. She handled all of life’s speed bumps while I was deployed and id it with a smile. She managed a new home, our son, finances for both of us, and all of this while also working a stressful full time job. When I returned home I went almost immediately right back to work and life just never allowed us to do anything to celebrate our marriage or even the first anniversary of our vows. She is an amazing woman and HUGE country music fan. I would love to give her tickets to either Luke Combs or Chris Young. I don’t think anything I could ever do or say would ever fully show how much I truly love and appreciate everything she does to allow me to do what I do. We live in Columbus Oh and type of extended travel would be out of the question with our son back in school. Luke Combs will be in Columbus come February and she would love to be able to go, and if it's possible get to meet Luke. From the bottom of my heart I would appreciate any help in making this happen for her.

Luke Combs’ Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Anonymous donated $20.00
Make Wake Artists donated 2 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
A Special Trip to Walt Disney World

Feb 17th 2019

My name is MSgt Christopher Hess. I am currently deployed overseas until next year in Niger supporting the base's MWR program. When I get home I would like to surprise my family with the opportunity to spend 4-5 days at Walt Disney World. Over the past three years me and my family have been working through the after effects of a car accident my wife suffered. She was struck from behind and suffered a concussion, which resulted in her being off work for awhile. We have been grateful for opportunities provided by Vet Tix to go to events but I would like to use my one Hero's Wish for my wife and two daughters. I would be grateful for the opportunity to give them 4-5 days that they will never forget.

A Special Trip to Walt Disney World
United States Air Force
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Charles donated $20.00
Thu donated $20.00
Lisa donated $10.00
CAROLINE donated $20.00
Briani donated $20.00
Richard donated $50.00
Kara donated $80.00
Alain donated $10.00
Melvin donated $50.00
Indy donated $10.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
To the donors, Thank you for the kind gesture of sponsoring my family to go to Disney World. We had a wonderful time and this was a great opportunity for my family to debrief after my arrival home. Thank you for your support. Very respectfully, Master Sergeant Christopher Hess
 
New Orleans Saints Playoff Tickets

Jan 20th 2019

My name is CPT Matthew Rongey. I am coming up on the end of a 9+ month deployment, flying and overseeing operations in combat under Task Force ODIN in Afghanistan. During this time, my fiancee has been taking care of things back home, working full time, and planning our wedding. On top of all of that, she has been so strong and supportive of me while I'm away. My wish is to attend the NFC Conference Championship game, if the Saints play at home on 20 January. My fiancee and I have never been to a NFL playoff game, and we are both big football fans. Fulfillment of this wish would help me show her my gratitude.

New Orleans Saints Playoff Tickets
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Susan donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much to the donors and Vet Tix team who made my wish come true. Thanks to you, my fiance and I were able to attend the Rams-Saints playoff game in New Orleans shortly after my return from deployment. We had a great time at the event and were able to spend some quality time together over the weekend after a long 9 1/2 months apart.
 
Utah Jazz Game - Ultimate Experience

Dec 25th 2018

My name is SPC/CPL Jimmy Wiles. I have been disabled for 14 years since being hit by an IED in Iraq, I was in a hospital bed for over 4 months in Germany following my injury in the field. I have been in pain for many years. I will be undergoing major surgery on my right knee in January 2019. My left knee also will require surgery. I will need extensive rehab to get back on my feet as the surgery is unprecedented for my age. On July 7, 2004 in Iraq, my life changed, I was the driver of the lead vehicle in the convoy returning to our operating base when an IED was detonated and injured myself and 3 others. I was able to guide the vehicle to a stop safely, with extensive damage to my right leg and offer support the others with cover fire until help arrived. Not a day goes by that I don't remember the blast and its affect on my life. My wish would be to see my favorite Pro Basketball team the Utah Jazz. I have always gone to Jazz games in the nosebleed section and never had the opportunity to appreciate a game from the lower levels. My dream is for my wife and I to be able to see our favorite team play from some really good seats

Utah Jazz Game -  Ultimate Experience
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Cynthia donated $60.00
Santiago donated $15.00
Heather donated $50.00
Shaan donated $25.00
Megan donated $15.00
Kristen donated $50.00
Christopher donated $20.00
Armando donated $20.00
DR LEAH WINGEART donated $300.00
Karen donated $150.00
Jason donated $10.00
Helen donated $50.00
Jason donated $25.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I would like to send a sincere thank you to all the folks who donated to help make this possible. It was truly the greatest Christmas wish to ever happen. I cannot express how this experience will carry me through my upcoming recovery period from surgery. Again, thank you to all.
 
Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter 4-day passes

Dec 17th 2018

My name is SFC Kevin Dewey. I have been active duty Army for 22 years and just completed my 13th deployment. This deployment was extra hard on my wife and daughter as they gave up everything to join me at my new duty station just months before I left for Iraq. My wife has been unsuccessful in finding a job in our new town and has been worrying constantly about every little thing. She supports me in everything I do without complaint. My family shares a love of everything Harry Potter. It is my wish to take them to Universal Studios and Universal Adventure Island to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the parks. I would love to be able to take them during the Christmas break as last Christmas was an exceptionally difficult one for many reasons. Christmas is supposed to be a time for families and I want to be able to take mine on a dream vacation to allow my wife time to relax and spend some much needed fun time with my daughter. My wish is for 4-day park hopper passes to Universal Studios. I have a family of 3 including myself. Thank you Vet Tix and all your donors for your continued support.

Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter 4-day passes
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
John donated $20.00
VETRN (Veteran Engagement Transition Retention Network) donated $370.00
Anna donated $20.00
MICHAEL donated $20.00
Tracy donated $60.00
David donated $10.00
Esther donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you Vet Tix for an amazing Hero's Wish. Through your support and the generosity of the donors and VET TIX I was able to take my family on a trip that we have wanted to go on for some time. As I come to the end of my career I know I haven't always had the time to spend quality time with my family. I've missed many holidays and birthdays. This year I was able to celebrate my birthday at Universal Studios with my family and will be forever thankful for all your support and generosity.
 
Harry Potter World After Deployment for family of seven.

Dec 17th 2018

My name is CPT James Houston. Our family has just survived a year long deployment. This included a move across the country for my wife and five teens while I was away. They are all avid Harry Potter fans and I'd love to create a memorable, relaxing experience to have a delightful time together with one week for all 7 of us at Orlando Universal Studios' "Wizarding World of Harry Potter". Our kids have always dreamed of going but we have never been able to make that happen. Would love to have this trip be our Christmas this year. Thank you so much.

Harry Potter World After Deployment for family of seven.
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Hanson donated $100.00
Kimberly donated $20.00
RAY donated $20.00
John donated $20.00
Vance donated $25.00
Armando donated $50.00
Andrew donated $100.00
Scott donated $10.00
Jason donated $200.00
Anthony donated $50.00
Gregory donated $100.00
Kay donated $35.00
DAVID donated $25.00
Benjamin donated $25.00
Joseph donated $10.00
Doug donated $250.00
Marlo donated $40.00
Sonia donated $25.00
Anna donated $305.00
Michelle donated $10.00
Teresa donated $25.00
Gary donated $5.00
Samantha donated $10.00
Justin donated $25.00
Timothy donated $15.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
We are so incredibly thankful for the amazing opportunity to visit Harry Potter World at Universal Studios FL. Thank you, VetTix and donors, for this memory making, family bonding time after a surviving a year long deployment. We are so grateful!
 
Disneyland park hopper passes for the holidays

Dec 15th 2018

My name is 1LT Steven Sexton and I am currently deployed with the 79 Infantry Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation Joint Guardian. As it stands now, I will be home just in time for Christmas, therefore my wish is for 4 Disneyland/California Park hopper tickets so I can celebrate a special holiday season with my family when I return. Once this deployment is completed; of my first 29 months in the service I will have been away from my family for 16 of those months. Through it all, my wife has been very supportive each time I have had to leave for deployment, schools or state emergency, all while holding down a full-time job as a first grade teacher and taking care of our two energetic daughters. So this wish is not just for me but for my family who I believe deserve a special gift for the holidays. Thank you.

Disneyland park hopper passes for the holidays
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Laura-Lee donated $20.00
Heriberto donated $80.00
William donated $10.00
Heather donated $50.00
Rick donated $100.00
Rick donated $100.00
Richard donated $540.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much VETTIX and all of the donors that made our trip possible. We had a wonderful Disneyland vacation! It was great catching up on lost time from the deployment. Especially grateful are my two girls as they were able to fill their autograph books with Disney characters and meet every princess at the park because we were there for four full days. My wife Lindsey wants to thank VETTIX and all the donors as well as she was able to meet the Disney character she never got to meet as a child, Mary Poppins! I can’t thank you enough for fulfilling our wish. It was an experience that we will never forget.
 
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..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you very much for the donations to make this possible. Though my wife was ill this day, I was able to take my father with me. It was a great day, game and memory that I will never forget.
 
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..
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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!
 


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