Past Hero's Wishes

Carrie Underwood Concert - Tulsa

Nov 21st 2012

My name is LT. Scott Vanarsdel, I have just finished a year-long deployment to Afghanistan and have now returned home to Owasso, OK. I have three daughters that are all fans of Carrie, especially since she’s from OKLA herself. My wish is to take my daughters to the Carrie Underwood concert in Tulsa, OK. It would be an incredible thing if I were able to take my daughters to the concert at the BOK Center in Tulsa next month. It’s probably impossible but an autograph or picture would be over-the-top. This would be a great PR event for Ms. Underwood but I don’t know how you would present this to her management. Thank you for the opportunity to request tickets for this event. V/r Scott Vanarsdel, LT, SC, USN

Carrie Underwood Concert - Tulsa
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Jessica donated $650.00

AEG
donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
The concert was great and it was a wonderful time to spend with my daughters. The Vet Tix staff really put forth the extra effort to get us extremely good seats and stayed in contact with me during the entire process. THANKS! Please let the people responsible for providing the tickets how much I really do appreciate their efforts. Merry Christmas to all, Scott
 
Redskins home game

Nov 18th 2012

My name is LCDR John Ruane, USN. My family and I would love to see a Washington Redskins game in person. My wish is to take my family to a Washington Redskins football game. I would need 5 tickets for me, my wife and my 3 children. I have never had the opportunity to take my family to a Redskins game. We would be thrilled to attend a Home Game in 2012-2013! My deployment to Southcom consisted of anti-drug operations, as well as humanitarian aid (see attached photo of house we built in 4 days in a 3rd world country). The Lord gives back to those who give. Many blessings, John and family!

Redskins home game
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Sharron donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Attached picture - please add to my previously submitted thank you message.
 
Redskins-Eagles Game

Nov 18th 2012

I'm Jeff Grosky and I am one of the many severely injured Marines from 3rd Battalion 5th Marines that went to the deployment from hell Sept 10-April 11. On Oct 31, 2010, while on a foot patrol to take a known Taliban house...I hit an IED. One of the results is I lost my right leg below the knee. During my 19 months of rehab and recovery in San Diego, I had a wish that when I got home my dad and I could go to a Washington Redskins home game...the one against Philadelphia on Nov 18, 2012. I got home several months ago and found how hard the tickets were to get and thought maybe we would not be able to go. I grew up in Virginia Beach, as my dad is also a career retired Marine and was stationed there several times for 18 yrs. We kept the family there even though he went to Ca for one 5 yr assignment. We are long time Redskins fans, but never made it up to a home game and now we live in South Dakota. If we could get some tickets, then we would get there!!

Redskins-Eagles Game
United States Marine Corps
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Larry donated 2 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I just wanted to thank the Veterans Tickets Foundation and the very generous person who donated the tickets! It was an experience of a life time and something I'll probably never have the chance to do again. Its something my dad and I have wanted to do for a very long time and it was everything we expected and more. We are very grateful for the speedy response as we didn't know if we would be able to get tickets in time! The home victory against the Eagles was a perfect way to cap off a perfect trip! Here's a photo from us at the game! Thank you so much! Jeff Grosky
 
Pittsburgh v. Kansas City - Steelers Dreamin'

Nov 12th 2012

My name is Michael Daugherty. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. As you may know, tickets to a Steelers game are not exactly cheap, and not exactly in the price range for a senior airman in the USAF. I am constantly looking for tickets to a game at Heinz Field, however they are usually sold-out or way too expensive. My girlfriend is a Cleveland, OH native and doesn't really understand how or why we are so passionate about our Pittsburgh Steelers. It would mean so much to me if I could take her to a game in the city and let her experience what I once experienced as a child. This would be a dream-come-true for me to be able to attend a home game for my home town team. I will be returning home to the US in approximately 2 to 3 weeks, just in time for the NFL season!! If I had to choose a game, it would be the PHI vs. PIT, but honestly it wouldn't matter which game to me. The reason I chose the Philadelphia game is so that I could be a part of the I-80 rivalry game and see Mike Vick play in person against my hometown squad. Please help make my dream come true! [Service Before Self]

Pittsburgh v. Kansas City - Steelers Dreamin'
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:

5-Hour ENERGY
donated 2 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I can't thank VetTix, Hero's Wish, 5 Hour Energy, and Dial Global enough. They granted me not only my wish but more than I ever imagined. Not only did we have amazing seats at a MNF game in Pittsburgh, but they granted us access behind the scenes in the broadcast booth with Boomer Esiason and the crew! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
 
Meet Clint Bowyer at the NASCAR Sprint Cup: AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

Nov 4th 2012

My name is Sergeant First Class Shawn Campbell. I currently have 19 1/2 years in the Army. I have deployed to Iraq four times for 43 months, to Kuwait one time for 5 months, and Saudi Arabia one time for 6 months. My wish is for 3 tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup: AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and I would love to get the chance to meet Clint Bowyer. He has been my favorite Driver since coming to NASCAR and would love to get to meet him at the TEXAS Race on Nov 4, 2012. I have just returned home from my 5th deployment and would love the opportunity.

Meet Clint Bowyer at the NASCAR Sprint Cup: AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway
Wish fulfilled by:

5-Hour ENERGY
donated 3 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Disney World Tickets

Oct 29th 2012

My name is 1SG Kevin Engler. Currently I am deployed to Afghanistan for my 5th deployment. I would like to be able to take my wife and three kids ages 10, 8 & 5 on a 4 day park hopper to Disney World from 29 OCT-01 NOV 12. The kids would love these Park Hopper Passes because they'll be able to also go trick'r treating down there at that time. Like most Soldiers coming home and all the deployments I haven't been able to actually take my family anywhere on a real family vacation that the kids would be able to remember.

Disney World Tickets
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Maggie donated $20.00
Robert donated $20.00
Kathleen donated $20.00
Anonymous donated $40.00
Sasha donated $20.00
Tammy donated $10.00
Alan donated $1370.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Tums Fast Relief 500

Oct 28th 2012

My name is 1SG Brian R. White. My wish is for tickets to the 28 OCT 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville, VA. I'd love to take my twin sons to their first race. They have passed the test of watching a full race on TV now they are ready for the next step. This would be our first Father-Son event (with the help of my brother) that we have had the opportunity to go on. I am returning from a 3rd tour to Afghanistan at the end of September and have missed most of this years races. I have been deployed for the last year, once again, and have completely missed their kindergarten year of school as well as the start of the 1st grade year. This is the 3rd year long deployment since their birth and I have missed half of their lives due to serving my country in harm's way. I feel fortunate to have been on multiple deployments without being injured in any way. There are thousands of Americans that weren't so fortunate that I take the time to Pray for their families' well-being. I have missed several family birthdays, funerals and anniversaries. The latest event being the death of my father-in-law. Not to mention those cute school events that you only get to see once in a lifetime. Although sad, thousands of my fellow service members have fallen in the same category. I hope that your organization will fulfill this wish and allow my sons and I to make memories with you at Martinsville.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Tums Fast Relief 500
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Robert donated $10.00

Martinsville Speedway
donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Vettix! Thank you for granting my wish. This program is awesome and a true testiment to the kindness that this country has in its heart. My sons and I had an awesome time at their first Nascar event. The seats were great and being at Martinsville for the first time was a great experience. I appreciate this program so much that half of my annual contribution to the Combined Federal Campaign will go to this organization. When I hear "thank you for what you do," I can't honestly think of the proper words as a response. The feeling that these words generate can somehow be shared by Vettix as they continue to grant wishes for deserving veterans that serve to keep America safe at home. Thank you for this opportunity. 1SG Brian R. White
 
49ers v. Seahawks tickets

Oct 18th 2012

My name is SGT. Victor Bueno. My wish is to attend the Thursday night football game in San Francisco, CA where the 49ers play the Seattle Seahawks. I would like to take my little brother and his coach because they were actually the one's who got me thru my last deployment in Afghanistan and were always there for me. My brother's coach is a long time friend of mine and is a fan of the Seahawks, that's why I want to take them. And I also picked a Thursday night game because not many people would go, so easier on your organization to get I hope.

49ers v. Seahawks tickets
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:

San Francisco 49ers - NFL
donated 4 tickets
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct 12th 2012

HELLO I AM SGT. ANGEL D MARTINEZ. I AM A NATIVE OF MIAMI FLORIDA BUT CURRENTLY A TRANSPLANT IN TEXAS.(I GOT HERE AS FAST AS I COULD)CURRENTLY I AM ON THE LAST LEG OF MY RECOVERY AT SAMMC(SAN ANTONIO MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER. I WAS INJURED IN ZABUL PROVINCE AFGHANISTAN ON SEPT 6 2010. AS YOU CAN IMAGINE OUR FIRST TWO YEARS OF MARRIAGE HAVE BEEN EVENTFUL. BUT OF COURSE IT IS NOT WITH OUT ITS "PLATINUM" LINING. FOUR MONTHS AGO WE WELCOMED A NEW EDITION TO THE FAMILY, CHARLOTTE MARIE MARTINEZ. WHILE THE NIGHTS HAVE GOTTEN SHORTER I WOULDN'T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD. MY WISH IS TO TAKE A WEEKEND THIS FALL OCT 12-14 2012 TO ATTEND AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL. WE ASK FOR (2) 3 DAY PASSES FOR THE FESTIVAL THAT SELL FOR $200.00 EACH. ANY CONTRIBUTION SMALL OR LARGE WOULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. THANK YOU

Austin City Limits Music Festival
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:

C3 Presents
donated 2 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you deeply for your act of kindness. Severely injured and in between surgeries I sought to escape to Austin City Limits while stationed at Ft. Sam Houston. It would not have happened without you.
 
Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert

Sep 29th 2012

I was injured in Iraq July 2004 I lost the use of my hand by a IED. When I was in Iraq I promised myself I would attend my favorite group of all time, which is the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. They had a huge impact to me in my tour in Iraq and with my recovery. Due to recent changes in my health I am now getting amputated in 2 to 3 months I would like to go see them before I go into surgery. My Hero's wish is that I would like to attend any Chili Peppers concert in Texas area.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert
United States Marine Corps
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
George donated $50.00
Rodney donated $50.00
Rodney donated $25.00
Charissa donated $175.00
Alan donated $200.00

Q Prime Inc.
donated 3 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I want to Thank everyone who had an influence on granting my Hero's Wish. The concert was great and there isnt enough words to right down, how much this concert meant to me. I also want to thank the Red Hot Chili Peppers and their staff for allowing me to hangout backstage with them. Veterans Tickets Foundation is truly the meaning of giving back to those who gave some, you all are doing a great job, and I will be forever grateful for everything you all did for me. Again Thank You. Semper Fi, USMC SGT. Jesse J. Longoria (Ret)
 
(6) tickets for Disney World Orlando

Sep 26th 2012

My name is David Horton and my wish is to take my family to DisneyWorld when I return home from my deployment. I would need (6) 3 day park hopper passes for me, my wife, my sister-in-law, and my 3 kids. We have 3 special needs kids, Brenden who is 16 with Early Onset Psoriasis, Asperger's Syndrome, Bipolar, and ADHD, Alayna who is 13 with Bipolar with psychotic features, possible schizoaffective, and ADHD and Andrew who is 12 with Chiari I Malformation, ADHD, Bipolar, and ODD. We want to bring my sister-in-law to help with the kids so if one is having an issue (ie psychotic break, migraine from the sun, meltdown etc) the others can still enjoy themselves. The date is an approximate date, as I am not sure of exactly when my leave will be, but it should be around that time.

(6) tickets for Disney World Orlando
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Beverly donated $50.00
Charles donated $200.00
Stephen donated $100.00
Jeremy donated $10.00
Pamela donated $540.00
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 for making out wish come true! The whole family had a great time at Disney World!
 
WNBA Game Phoenix Mercury

Sep 23rd 2012

My name is Sergeant First Class Travis Evans. I have a family of five with three children from age 13 to 17. I found out I was deploying and I departed three weeks later. I was deployed their whole summer and they have no clue that I will be home at the end of September. My wish is to take my family to a Phoenix Mercury game. I think this will be a great suprise for them upon my return.

WNBA Game Phoenix Mercury
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Alan donated $400.00
Magaly donated $2.00

Phoenix Mercury - WNBA
donated 5 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you Vet Tix and the Phoenix Mercury for showing me and my family a great time by granting my Hero's Wish. I requested five tickets to the game and we were not only given floor seat tickets and suite parking. We were also provided with all our meals and drinks. During one of the time outs they put my entire family on the megatron to show their support and at the end of the game we were able to get autographs from the entire team. Thanks for an awesome family experence!
 
Denver Broncos vs Houston Texans

Sep 23rd 2012

My name is SGT Michael San Miguel, I am a wounded warrior that is in the process of getting out the army. I am a Big Houston Texans fan and my wish is to take my wife, daughter and father-in-law to the Texans v. Broncos game on September 23rd. I have never been to a football game. My family is a support line for me and they have been very helpful in dealing with with me and my disability. My wish is to take them to a Houston Texans football game since they have also never been.

Denver Broncos vs Houston Texans
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Allison donated 2 tickets
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I just wanted to say thank you to all that helped to get me my tickets It was a great game had so much fun and my family also loved the game..
 
Cubs Tickets

Sep 2nd 2012

Hi, I'm a proud husband and father to 5 great kids (4 girls and a boy..I know I know) who take turns driving my wife crazy and helping to keep her sane while I'm deployed. I grew up near Wrigley Field, and I have great memories of walking to the park, listening to the band play outside, smelling the hot dogs and beer, and listening to the crowd. I was outside the stadium for the first night game (8/8/1988), at least until it rained and changed the official night game until the following night. Due to our military committments over the past 18 years, I've been unable to take the kids to a game. My son was born on 8/8/2008, and I was sure that was an omen that the Cubs were going to win the World Series! That didn't happen, but I'd love to take my son (and the rest of the family of course) to their first Cubs game when I return from deployment, and that will be the year when the Cubbies finally win the World Series!

Cubs Tickets
United States Air Force
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Christine donated $100.00
Noel Anthony donated $10.00

Chicago Cubs - MLB
donated 7 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
My family and I just wanted to say thank you to both the Veteran Tickets Foundation, Chicago Cubs organization, and all private donors for an AWESOME experience at Wrigley Field! I couldn't believe the incredible seats provided to us, right behind home plate! My kids experienced their first Chicago-style hot dog, enjoyed the Wrigley Field experience, and have solidified their place as future Cubbie fans! I can't thank you enough for making this wish come true. Thank you and God Bless! Steve Warren
 
A New Yorker's Dream - Yankees game

Aug 27th 2012

My wife and I have not been home to New York since I came back in the military in 2007. I'm currently on my 3rd deployment since then and I know it's been hard on her. After this deployment I wanted to give her a great vacation back home to see our families. Neither one of our parents have ever met my 2yr old son. Unfortunately the flight from El Paso, TX to NY is around $2000. This leaves little money to really go to many events or attractions while we're home. My wife and I are huge NY Yankees fans. They have a program called the Yankees Inside Experience. They only do this a few times during the season and one happens to be going on during the time frame I'm home during one of the most exciting games of the year, when the Yankees play the Redsox. With this experience, you get to take pictures with the championship trophy and meet players, plus the game. The tickets for this are $700 per person. This would also be my son's first baseball game and wanted it to be very special. If I would be able to give this experience to my family it would mean the world . My family has been through many tough times with all these deployments and would love to be able to give this to them. Thank You and God Bless

A New Yorker's Dream - Yankees game
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Franklin donated $10.00

New York Yankees - MLB
donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
We had a great time at the game. This was a great 1st Yankee's Game for my son. The game actually went into extra innings and the kids enjoyed every minute of it. My family and I had a wonderfull time. I want to thank everyone who made this possible.
 
California Disneyland Tickets

Aug 21st 2012

My name is Sonnie Simanski. I am a Logistics Specialist 2nd Class in US Navy. My wish is to take my daughter to Disneyland. She has been anxious to go to Disneyland when I come back from deployment. I would like to request 3 day Park Hopper passes. Hoping for your generousity to make my daughter as happy as she could be seeing me back plus a trip to her favorite place. Thank you very much.

California Disneyland Tickets
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Alan donated $350.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Disneyland

Aug 20th 2012

I am currently deployed to Afghanistan and will return back home in July. I would love more than anything to take my 5 yr. old daughter to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. She has had a rough start to her life being that she was born with no kidney function and was on dialysis from birth to 1-1/2 yrs. old. She has been through numerous surgeries with her biggest one being her kidney transplant on Nov 4, 2008. I donated one of my kidneys to my little girl and she has been healthy and active ever since. It would be a wish come true to be able to take her to Disneyland with my wife and I.

Disneyland
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Ryan donated $50.00
Amanda donated $15.00
John donated $100.00
Alan donated $185.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
My wife and I had a great time together. It was the break and laugh we both needed. Thank you all so much for your generous donation!
 
Ronnie Dunn Concert with my new wife

Jul 28th 2012

My wish is to get to go see Mr. Ronnie Dunn while I am on leave from Afghanistan and be able to take my newly wedded wife on my birthday to see him before I have to return too Afghanistan. I am currently deployed to Afghanistan and will be on leave between 18 July 2012 and 1 Aug 2012 and would like to be able to go to the Ronnie Dunn concert on the 28 July 2012 at EQC in Tacoma. I am en route to Washington has I speak. I have always been a fan of his and never had the chance to go to one of his or his groups concerts and would really love to meet him also.

Ronnie Dunn Concert with my new wife
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
One Last Concert - Celine Dion in Las Vegas

Jul 28th 2012

Hello, My name is SGT Matthew Hite. My wife and I are a dual military family with a 6 year old son. We have been together for (4) years and married now for almost one year. I am headed out on my 3rd deployment in May and my wife is a huge Celine Dion fan. You could say she is my wife's idol. Due to financial hardships it hasn’t been possible for me to surprise her with tickets to see Celine in concert. My wife and I do not get a lot of time together and with this 3rd deployment approaching fast, it is a very stressful time...an emotional roller coaster. If I could have one wish granted it would be to take my wife to see Celine Dion Concert in concert at Caesar’s Las Vegas. Thank you for considering my Hero’s Wish!

One Last Concert - Celine Dion in Las Vegas
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Rodney donated $20.00
Rodney donated $20.00
Channon donated $30.00
Caesar's / Bally's / Harrah's Entertainment donated 2 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I first would like to apologize for the lateness of this letter of appreciation, I have recently been moved by the Military and it was been rather stressful moving and starting a new job. Below I wrote about my experience with my wife at the stay at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Our Celion Dion Concert, and our time in Las Vegas. We arrived at Caesars Palace in the afternoon. We were taken by the heat a little bit but totally taken in by the sights and sounds. While we were waiting to check in, there were two hosts who greeted us. We were checking in a little early so they offered to take our bags and bring them to our room when it was ready. We decided to go and eat on the property of Caesars and had by far the best food; of course we had some cocktails. The Bartender at Caesars was very friendly and just happened to be from Minnesota like us! He gave us some good tips on staying in Vegas. Shortly after our meal and drinks the Hotel called us and said our room was ready. We went to get our keys and went to our room. We walked in to our room and were BLOWN AWAY. Everything from the view to how much room there was. The bed by far was our favorite as it was like laying in the clouds. The next day was my favorite. This was the day for the Celion Dion concert. We started off our day taking in all the sights and sounds down the strip. Did a little shopping and walked through almost every casino. Later that afternoon we decided to check out the pool at Caesars Palace, again we were blown away from how elaborate it was. The attention to detail in the structure was flawless. We laid out by the pool for a couple hours and of course had some drinks and something to eat. Please note; this was by far the best pool to be at. The atmosphere, people, and casino hosts are what made it. We finished our time at the pool and went up to our room to get ready for the main attraction in Las Vegas...,Celion Dion Concert. We headed down to the will call desk for our tickets and once we had them in our hand, it was all to true. My wife was shaking because she was so nervous. We met with our host and others who were going to meet Celion Dion. Anticipation has led up to this point. Finally the moment came and we were escorted down to the meet and greet area, While waiting, a gentleman approached us introducing him to my wife and I. I did not think twice until a minute later a woman approached my wife and I, who stated the fine gentleman who just introduced himself to my wife and I was the president of Caesars. I was dumb struck and to this day wish I could take back time to simply say "Thank You" from my wife and I for them providing the opportunity of a life time. After I cleared my head, it was our turn to finally meet Celion Dion! I kept quite as this was a moment for my wife. This was my "Hero's Wish" coming true! My wife didn't •have much to say either as she was star struck I think. I did thank Celion Dion and told her how we got to meet her. After my wife turned ghost white, we were ushered up to our seats for the show. The show I cannot put into words as it was by far incredible. Not only because Celion Dion was putting on an amazing show, but the look on my wife's face was priceless. After the show we ended up at the Celion Dion gift shop where I made sure to treat my wife to whatever she wanted. She picked a DVD/CD combo which she can watch or listen to anytime. We ended the night on a nice walk down the strip. I wish I could find better words to describe my trip, but the experience we had cannot be put into enough words. Pictures don't even do justice, I would personally like to thank Veteran Tickets Foundation for taking this BIG Hero's wish on. Youfollowed through and kept in contact with me over a year. This shows how much dedication and true support you have not only for Soldiers but for the care of our families also. Your organization continues to grow and strive to support all of us service members, even our spouses and family. This just shows how passionate your company is so THANK YOU! I would also like to personally thank Caesars Palace President and everyone involved. You made my wife and I experience the best I could ever ask for. We truly were put in a dream hotel. We even donated $200 to your slot machines! It's the least we could do I guess! But seriously, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. I know with such a big organization and business, taking YOUR time and money to show your support for an Army Service Member and his wife are beyond words. Just please note, you made my "Hero's wish" come true and for that words cannot express the deep gratitude. We hope to make it back to Vegas one day and will defiantly be staying at your hotel. Thank you again to all organizations. If I could personally come shake your hand, I would. My point of contact below is below if you have any questions or need to get in contact with me. "THANK YOU AGAIN FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS"
 
St. Louis Cardinals Game & meet the team

Jul 21st 2012

My name is SPC Simily, David, I deployed to southern Afghanistan in March of 2011 and returned home in March of 2012. During my deployment I received two Purple Hearts for receiving two TBI's (traumatic brain injury) and shrapnel. The first one was a dismounted patrol, when I walked up on an IED. The second one was when my lead vehicle hit a 200 pound IED. I suffer everyday due to my brain injuries. I know its not as serious as some others, but my injuries will be with me and my family forever. My wish is to attend a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game and meet the Cardinals players before a game at Busch Stadium. We are huge baseball fans and the Cardinals are my favorite team. We go to as many games as possible. It has always been a wish of mine to go on the field and meet them. The reason I'm requesting four tickets is so I can bring my wife and children to the game as well.

St. Louis Cardinals Game & meet the team
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Christine donated $100.00
Eric donated $50.00

St. Louis Cardinals - MLB
donated 4 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
The Chicago Cubs Experience

Jul 1st 2012

I am currently serving my second deployment in Afghanistan and will be coming home in a couple of weeks. My wish is to really get to experience a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley field with my wife and parents. I have been a Cubs fan since I was young and because I have been stationed in Colorado, we haven't been able to afford tickets when we visit my family there due to the high cost of them. My wife is a huge baseball fan as well and would truly enjoy the game as well as the history of Wrigley with me. Of the three years we have been married I have been away for two of them and I want take advantage of the time we will have together during this leave. Between her and my parents I have had so much support and part of this wish is to somehow show them how much I appreciate it. It would mean a lot to me and to them. We will be going to visit my family June 15th to July 5th so either the Red Sox or Astros would be fine. Preferably a weekend game as my father works during the week but I would be grateful for anything during that time period. Thank you all so much for what you do it truly makes a difference. God Bless!

The Chicago Cubs Experience
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Katz Sports Marketing donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I just want to say Thank You for sending us to the cubs game. My family and I had an amazing time and will always remember that day. We had great seats and the Cubs won the game so that made it even better.
 
Disneyworld with the family

Jun 28th 2012

Since being home I have not had a lot of opportunity to do something special with my wife and children. My youngest son's Birthday is coming up and he has always wanted to go to Disneyworld in Orlando Fl. I am unable to afford these tickets as I can not work due to my disabilities. I have family that lives down there that would let us stay with them. So, my Hero's wish is for 6 Disneyworld Park Hopper tickets to take my son and the rest of my family to the most fun place on earth. That would mean so much to my wife and I to surprise the kids with that. Anyway Thank you for this opportunity to even have a chance at this!

Disneyworld with the family
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
David donated $100.00
Alan donated $800.00
Christine donated $100.00
Alan donated $500.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Wounded Warrior Wishes to take his family to see Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw @ LP Field

Jun 23rd 2012

I am a wounded warrior and just had back surgery today. My family has sacrificed so much for me, from deployments to doctor visits, they are always there for me, I have missed so much from watching my son grow up, birthdays, holidays, anniverseries and so much more. My wish is to take my family to see Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Brothers of the Sun tour in Nashville on June 23. It will be perfect timing with my kids' birthdays coming up and our anniversary. I could really use a good time after this major surgery :) We are a large family - my wife, myself and five kids...so to be honest, it is too expensive for me to be able to pull off something like this on just my income. I would need five tickets for my wife, myself, two older daughters and oldest son. My youngest daughter and youngest son are too young to attend.

Wounded Warrior Wishes to take his family to see Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw @ LP Field
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Alan donated $650.00
Messina Touring Group, LLC donated 5 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I can not thank you enough for the tickets to see Tim McGraw & Kenny Chesney! We had a BLAST! This wish filled so many voided spots in our life - most importantly it gave us a chance to spend some quality time together as a family - much needed afte so many deployments! My wife was SUPER excited when Faith Hill got on stage to sing with her husband, Tim McGraw - extra special to us since it was the song that we first danced to at our wedding! And of course our teenage daughters were excited to see Kenny Chesney! And our son was thrilled when Matt Hasselback threw footballs into the audience!! Again - thank you so much !!!! The Lindley Family
 
Phish Concert

Jun 23rd 2012

My name is SPC Louis Memis. I am 32 years old. I have been deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months and I am getting ready for another 12 months. I have been in the army for 6 years. I am married to my wife Dawn and I have 2 kids, my son Sebastian, who is 3 and my daughter Gabriella who is 22 months. My wish is to see PHISH in concert and possibly meet them. The concert is on June 23rd in Burgettstown, PA. I would like to take my wife Dawn with me to the concert. I would love this wish to come true and I thank you guys for all your help.

Phish Concert
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Robert donated $10.00
Alan donated $315.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I want to thank the donors that made my Hero's Wish come true I do not consider myself a hero but the two tickets that were donated to me gave me and my wife the quality time together with no thoughts of war and for that I thank you, with your help and Vet Tix you help veterans feel appreciated thank you for my wish and all you do for every single veteran
 
Texas Rangers game

Jun 16th 2012

My name is Sgt Thomas Jeremy Adams. I have served 2 deployments to OEF. My wish is to be able to attend a Texas Rangers game with my family. I would need 4 tickets to the game. I would like to meet Josh Hamilton and be able to shake his hand and let him know how his book helped me overcome my injuries suffered in Afghanistan. I would like to be able to throw out the first pitch at the game if at all possible.

Texas Rangers game
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Christine donated $100.00

Texas Rangers - MLB
donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you for letting us attend the rangers game.my family and i had a greatime we had great seats and the package the rangers sent was great. thank you so very much
 
Disneyland California June 15th with my family

Jun 15th 2012

My name is SGT Ryan Libby. My fiance and myself are both deployed to Afghanistan. I am on my 3rd deployment and my fiance is on her first. We are getting married the beginning of June and my Hero's wish would be to take our kids to Disneyland so they have chance to equally share a childhood dream. I have two daughters, one lives with me, the other lives in Boston. Sadly I have never been offered a chance to meet her due to losing custodial rights for missing paternity court due to my 1st deployment. My fiance has custody of her 10 yr old brother and 8yr old sister. We have hotel reservations for 1 night already and would be extremely grateful if we could find a way to get the kids to Disneyland. We would need (5) one day park hopper passes. We will be driving in from WA state to California to visit my fiances family and to pick up her two siblings.

Disneyland California June 15th with my family
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Alan donated $500.00
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much Vettix.org my family had the time of their life and it was great to see the kids expression when we arrived at disney land. It goes to show how appreciative members are and that we have supporters that still appreciate the sacrifices of the men and women in the military. Thank you very much for all that was done to make this dream happen for our family. Sincerely Ryan and Jackie Libby and the kids of the Libby Family
 
Disney World Family Adventure

May 21st 2012

My name is SSG Patrick Hughes with the Tennessee Army National Guard currently serving on my second deployment in 3 years. I have 3 little boys ages 4, and twins who are 2. I have missed so much time with them over the past 3 years and my Hero's wish is that I would love to take them to Disney World when I return from this deployment. To be able to spend 4-5 days seeing their little faces light up when they see Donald, Goofy, and of course Mickey Mouse would truly be a blessing. I would need 5 tickets for my wife, myself, and my 3 little boys. Thank you all so much for everything you do for us and God Bless.

Disney World Family Adventure
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much for making my family's dream come true. Your generous donation allowed me to give my kids the vacation of a lifetime. To see their faces light up when they saw Mickey Mouse is a memory I will cherish for the rest of my life. Again, thank you for the kindness and generosity you have shown to my family. God bless.
 
Disney World Dream

May 20th 2012

My name is SFC Nicole Durbin and I left my family on April 11th of 2011. Our adventure begins when the Army PCS’d me from WI to MI, before the move we could say we were given the short end of the stick leaving us with little money and a lot of pain in our family. Once we got to MI, hoping for a better life and ready to start fresh, I was informed the unit was deploying, a bit of a shock since we moved to MI in Nov and the unit was deploying in Apr. We decided it would be good way to save money and take the family on a Disney trip since we had gone through as much as a family could handle. Shortly after my departure my husband informed me the house we currently live in needed $2500 worth of electrical and plumbing and if it wasn’t taken care of they would have to be removed from the home, about a month later our transmission in our car seized up costing us $3000. Recently on my R&R when my husband picked me up from the airport, heading home we were in an accident, a part from a semi truck flew off and smashed into the front of our vehicle. Besides starting the R&R off badly, my children were beyond surprised to see me it was the best Christmas gift a mother could ask for. For the past 9 months I've watched my babies grow up from Skype, little videos and pictures, my husband has done a phenomenal job with the boys since roles have been reversed in life. This deployment has been really hard on my youngest son not understanding why mommy is gone for so long, my oldest just keeps telling me he wants me to come home. When I returned from R&R I was informed our house is so outdated that there is no insulation in the house and it needs to be done as soon as possible to keep the house warm for the kids and pipes freezing. I really want to take my family to Disney World despite all the mishaps in the past 9 months, I just want to give my children a vacation and see the biggest smiles on their faces. I think this would be a dream come true; Regardless if you answer my wish or not thank you for all the wishes you have answered and the support you provide us. This trip is planned for when I come home from deployment. I would need 3 Adult and 1 child 4 day Park Hopper Disney World Orlando tickets for: My spouse, myself, son (11 years old) and son (5 years old) We would arrive on 20 May thru 25 May 2012. Thank you so very much if you answer our wish.

Disney World Dream
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Alan donated $575.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! This was the best trip ever and a dream come true for my family. I am soooo beyond grateful for the opportunity to take my family to Disney World and spend time together as a family. Thank you Veteran Tix you are the best and thank you to the donors!!!!
 
Disney World Vacation - Renew vows three wishes in one

May 10th 2012

I am currently in Afgahnistan and scheduled for block leave in May 2012. My wife and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary January 16th 2012 and again for the 4th time I was not there. When we were married we were not in a typical wedding and I never proposed in the conventional dream way. My Hero's wish is to take my son (1yr), daughter (5 yr), and wife to Disney World in Orlando Florida in May and somehow arrange a public vow renewal where I can wear my Dress uniform and get on one knee for my much deserving wife. She has supported me through every moment of our life and my career with minimal complaint. I would love to show her that she and my Family are what keeps me focused and able to maintain my resiliancy through deployments and my Army career. Additionaly this would grant the wish of my daughter which asks if I will take her to Disney and get her cotton candy. There is no date but if this dream is possible I am sure I can get the date arranged to work together for this. Thank you again for all you do as sponsors and supporting Soldiers.

Disney World Vacation - Renew vows three wishes in one
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Michael donated $25.00
Alan donated $550.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you for every Donation recieved and the support that everyone has given. This wish was a truly amazing memory for my family and I. We recieved the tickets for Disney right before my return from Afghanistan and then Disney went above and beyong by granting my wish to renew my vows to my wife in the rose garden in Dress Blues. We also had a princess breakfast in the castle for my wife and daughter. Needless to say this was very amazing and we are so greatful to everyone. Thank you very much.
 
Kansas Motor Speedway Sprint Cup Race

Apr 22nd 2012

My Hero's wish is to enjoy a full Nascar weekend with pit passes and if possible, meet Dale Jr. Don't really care which race or where. I am currently in Afghanistan on deployment with the 45th IBCT, 1/179 INF BN, E Co 700 BSB as a part of the Recovery/Maintenance Team. We have suffered many losses here. While here many of us where able to watch a few of the races. Many of us ordered cars and trucks and started a RC race schedule with qualifying and points. Of course, I put the "88" and a few logos on the side of my truck. Sent pictures to JR Motorsports. They thought it was cool. I didn't get to make all the races due to missions but, when I did, it was a good way to get away from the elements. What a way to get back into the swing of things after I get home. I am not real sure when that will be yet. Should be before the race at Texas. My request would be at a track that I have not been to yet. Maybe Kansas Speedway? Like I said earlier, any track is good with me.

Kansas Motor Speedway Sprint Cup Race
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Christine donated $100.00

Kansas Speedway
donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
The package was totally awesome. Three OEF soldiers and their families had the time of our lives. Can't Thank You enough.
 


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