Past Hero's Wishes

San Antonio Spurs game with my daughters before I deploy

Apr 3rd 2011

I am a single mother of two young girls ages 11 and 12. After a 5 year custody battle I won primary custody of my girls. I missed out on a lot of their lives and have never done things with them that most parents have with their children. We are all San Antonio Spurs Fans and although I have been to a game before in the past, I have never been able to attend a game with my daughters. All the games I have been to have been "nose bleed" section games! :( I would love to get some GREAT tickets, maybe floor tickets for myself and my two daughters to any Spurs game. I am about to deploy again for my third time in Mid April and would love to just enjoy a great game with my daughters and make a memory that I can carry throughout this deployment!

San Antonio Spurs game with my daughters before I deploy
Wish fulfilled by:
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you VetTix, today my daughters got to experience their first NBA game with me. This is a memory that they will carry as I prepare to leave for my 3rd deployment within the next couple of weeks. I am thankful that you were able to fulfill my request!! It means a lot to me and to my daughters!! Great game, ended the Spurs losing streak!! Many many many thanks for everything that you do for us who do or have served. It means more than you will ever know!! ~ SPC Rivera; Fort Hood, Texas!
 
Hockey brings the family together.. Avalanche v. Flames

Apr 3rd 2011

I have lived in Colorado for two years and I have turned into a hockey fan. I have never been to a game. My girlfriend's family offered me a ticket last season, but the fact that I had to go to the National Training Center to get ready for deployment caused me to miss the game. I will get back from Afghanistan some time in March and I would like to take my girlfriend and her family to see the Colorado Avalanche play the Calgary Flames in Denver. Both she and her parents are HUGE Avalanche fans. I am going to ask her to marry me as soon as I get home, and this particular weekend will be the first time I am around her parents after the engagement. It would be great to be able to spend time with them while enjoying something they are so passionate about. Thanks!!

Hockey brings the family together.. Avalanche v. Flames
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Colorado Avalanche / Pepsi Center donated 4 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
UFC 128

Mar 19th 2011

I am 1LT Josh Dodson. I am from West Virginia. I attended West Virginia University where I recieved my commission after 6 years of enlisted service. I have been in the Army for 8 years now, and have multiple deployments. I love my job and what I do for America. My family has backed me up 100% of all my deployments. I have always watched and followed all UFC fights. Spending a year on deployment here in Afghanistan I was not able to watch any. It has always been a dream of mine to watch a fight live. It has been an extremely long year on me and my family. I would really enjoy watching a fight live. Thanks-

UFC 128
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:

UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
donated 3 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
UFC 128 Newark, NJ

Mar 19th 2011

My name is Eddie Jarrett and I am coming back from Afghanistan in late February and this would be a great opportunity for me to unwind and enjoy some time with my best friend! I have a 1 year old boy and 2 year old girl and I really look forward to getting home to them! I have events planned for them. My best friend and I have been wanting to attend an actual UFC event for 3 years now! My wish is for floor level tickets to UFC 128 on March 19, 2011, but any seat in the house would be great! Ticket prices range from $300-$500 per event and Newark, NJ is close enough to my hometown and there is a 'Shogun' Rua vs Rashad Evans match already lined up for this event! We are huge UFC fans and have never attended an event. This would be the weekend to remember forever! I have been on 2 deployments already and this gift would be so amazing if you can make it happen! This would be the perfect opportunity!! Thank you for this opportunity!

UFC 128 Newark, NJ
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:

UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
donated 3 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Eddie and Vet Tix, below are a couple pics from last night. The bottom pic is me, Josh Dodson, and Josh Poling. The top is Kevin, Josh Dodson, Luke, and me. Thanks so much for the chance to go to UFC 128!! We sat on row 15 and had great seats!! You guys worked hard to get us the tickets and we are so grateful. We not only saw 11 great... fights including the light heavyweight championship, but also met Chuck Liddell, Rashad Evans, and sat with a couple guys from "American Chopper". We had such a great time and this was a great way for us to celebrate getting home from AfghanistanSee More
 
Memphis Music Experience - After Deployment Anniversary

Mar 15th 2011

My wife has always wanted to go to graceland and we have never had a chance to make it down there. I would like to take my wife there for our anniversary when I return from my year long deployment to afghanistan. The package I would like to do for her is the "Memphis Music Experience" which includes Enjoy two nights at Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel, lunch for two at the Hard Rock Café on Beale Street, and tickets for two to great Memphis music attractions with prices starting from $378.00 plus tax weekdays, $388.00 + tax on weekends and $424.00 + tax during the summer months. If that isn't possible just being able to take my wife there would be great. Thanks for your help.

Memphis Music Experience - After Deployment Anniversary
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Rodney donated $500.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I want to thank you Stephen for your donation so my wife and I could attend Memphis and celebrate our anniversary and my coming home. It will always be remembered. Thank you so much.
 
Dallas Mavericks Basketball Tickets

Mar 12th 2011

I will be returning from Iraq in the month of February and would love to be able to take my children to the Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers game in Dallas. I feel like this will enable me to re-establish my place as head of my household. The reason that I serve is to be able to keep my children safe and free as they are by being a citizen of the USA. Many take for granted the options that we have being born as Americans-however my children are certainly aware of the huge sacrifice that is being made for their well being. We deployed out of Fort Hood right after the shooting took place, and having experienced that first hand was something that I vowed if I could help it my children wouldn't have to experience. The tickets to this game would be so greatly appreciated by us all. Unfortunately as a divorced single mom it can be difficult to make something as simple as getting tickets to a game easy to do. The game is on a Friday night in Dallas, Texas-I am able to make the drive and make sleeping arrangements however to gain access to those tickets may not be available to me due to this deployment that I am on. Of course I cannot say exactly when I am returning back to Texas-however I will be back in the Month of February. If you require anything else of me please let me know

Dallas Mavericks Basketball Tickets
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Dallas Mavericks - NBA donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
AWESOME!! Thank you to all that helped out with the tickets. Especially Eddie--Eternally grateful for having the opportunity to take my kids to the game. It just so happened that the Mavericks were giving out Baseball caps for that particular game-and what a blast we had. THANK YOU!!!!
 
Wife's Request for Her Hero - Disturbed & Korn Concert

Mar 8th 2011

I am requesting a Hero's Wish on behalf of my husband. He does not know that I am doing this. He is the type of person that never asks for anything. He is currently on his 4th deployment to Iraq and will be home for R&R the beginning of March 2011. I would love to be able to take him to the Music As A Weapon Tour V - Disturbed and Korn Concert on March 8, 2011 at the Belton Expo Center (2 tickets). He always seems to miss out on events everywhere we've lived, due to constant deployments or training. He even misses out on events downrange due to working long hours. We have been married 6 years and have spent probably 2 1/2 of those together. Before we married he had been in the Army 12 years as a Single Soldier. He has always been a giving person and never asks for anything for himself. Many times he would give up his Leave to his Soldiers who had family and didn't have any Leave left, so they could be with their families. He has been a mentor and support for his Soldiers, helping them through personal, financial, career issues, giving up his own personal and family time when they needed him the most. Please grant him this one wish to make his R&R, and birthday (3/21/1969) one of the most memorable.

Wife's Request for Her Hero - Disturbed & Korn Concert
Wish fulfilled by:
Bell County Expo Center donated 2 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Kid Rock Concert

Feb 23rd 2011

Hi my name is Samantha Myers. I am one of 10 children; 2 girls and 8 boys. I am from Ohio. I go to school at Marshall University. I hope to be a pharmacist someday. I love what I do with the military so much that I re-enlisted here in Afghanistan on Christmas. My baby brother is a military policeman and I am very proud of him. I am currently deployed in Afghanistan. My baby brother returned home from Iraq in August. I return home in February. I would like to take my brother and our significant others to the Kid Rock Concert in my town. I think it would be a great way to spend quality time with him and to catch up on the time we have been apart.

Kid Rock Concert
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Big Sandy Superstore Arena donated 2 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much for the Kid Rock concert tickets. It was a very memorable and well needed evening for my sister and I.
 
Daytona 500

Feb 20th 2011

I served three tours in Iraq with the Army's Third Infantry Division, and Desert Storm/Shield in the Marines. I was medically retired in February 2010 after a run in with an IED. At Walter Reed, I was diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury to include cognitive disorder & difficulty with balance, Post Traumatic Migraine headaches, Herniated disc L5-S1, Patellofemoral syndrome, Tinnitus, Lower left & right extremity Polyneuropathy and left ear hearing loss. I spent the next 26 months in a Warrior Transition Unit receiving physical, speech, occupational, balance, and TBI therapies. My family loves NASCAR, each has their own favorite driver. We watch NASCAR on T.V. every weekend and I’ve been told Daytona is something you have to experience at least once in your life so this is what we want to experience together. My Hero’s Wish is to take my family to the Daytona 500 on 20 February 2011 so my family can experience something memorable together.

Daytona 500
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Daytona International Speedway donated 5 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I wanted to thank VetTix and the Daytona International Speedway. On behave of my family and I for the tickets and fan zone passes to the 53 Daytona 500. We had a blast, and will have memories to last a lifetime. thank you again for the opportunity for my family and I to enjoy a once in a life time experience.
 
ultimate race experience at Daytona 500

Feb 20th 2011

I served 18 years in the Army and was medically discharged in May 2006 after I spent 18 months in Iraq in support of OIF. I have been diagnosed with PTSD, peripheral neuropathy, hearing loss and TBI with severe headaches. I recently had an MRI done and was told my brain & nervous system are deteriorating...gulf war syndrome. I will go through stages beginning with memory loss to dementia/Alzheimer's to nothing. The PTSD makes it difficult to show feelings….haven't been much of a husband in the past 5 years. My wife is my everything. Now we don't have a lot of time left together so we want to make memories. My only memory of NASCAR was the Daytona 500 in 2004...I was deployed watching the race on AFN. On lap 100 we were attacked and a rocket exploded near me. I was tossed like a rag doll and when I woke I had blood running down my face and shrapnel in my head. My wife grew up in the south and has been around racing all her life. She always said Daytona is something you have to experience in person at least once in your life. So this is what we want to experience together. My Hero’s Wish is to walk on the track and see a real pit road, maybe get a picture or an autograph or two. This will be a memory that I hope we will keep us going when the going gets tough.

ultimate race experience at Daytona 500
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Daytona International Speedway donated 2 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I want to say thank you very much. Eddie thanks alot for everything you did. What you all do you will never know what it means to some. Faith and I had one of the greatest times of our lives. You allowed us to go into the pits, sign the start finish line before the race, and most importantly my wife and I smiled for the first time since we dont know when. My wife took tons of pictures so I could remember what you all allowed us to do. I can't expressed what a great time we had. Thank you all so very much. Paul and Faith
 
A Day To Relax After 5 Deployments- Reba McEntire & George Strait Concert

Feb 18th 2011

I don't really feel comfortable asking this, but since it is more for my wife I am going to anyway. I will be returning from my 5th deployment this month and wanted to treat my wife to a great night out for all she has done and dealt with while I have been out of the country, again. And what is better than listening to two of the greatest country singers of all time - Reba and George Strait. It would be a dream to get to see Reba sing in person. And to find that she will be in my home state a month after getting home and touring with George Strait, I just hope you can find a way to make this dream come true for my wife and I. Thanks for listening and thanks for all you do to give Vets a chance to have a time of well deserved fun for them and their families!!

A Day To Relax After 5 Deployments- Reba McEntire & George Strait Concert
United States Air Force
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Messina Touring Group, LLC donated 2 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I just wanted to say thanks for all you did to make this a great night. Not only was the show (Lee Ann Womack, Reba McEntire, and George Strait) a great show, I found a way to have a meet and greet with Lee Ann Womack and got some autographs. We just want to say thanks again and would do all we can to support your efforts. Feel free to let us know if there is anything we can do to further your efforts, besides telling everyone like we do already.
 
Andrea Bocelli

Feb 14th 2011

I am a combat wounded veteran who was injured by a grenade while serving a 14month deployment in Iraq back in 2003. I am also service connected for a back injury and a few other disabilities. My wish is to attend an Andrea Bocelli concert with my Wife On Valentines Day here in Florida. I would really love to give this present to my wife for helping and understanding and being by my side thru everything. My wife is a Captain in the Air Force and has served for 5 years. We have been married now for 4 years and have a Baby Boy on the way which is due in April 2011. We are both very Huge Fans of Andrea Bocelli and I would just love to attend this concert on Valentines Day with my wife. It would be the greatest for both of us. Thank you

Andrea Bocelli
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Rodney donated $200.00
Thank You Message From Hero:
I wanted to thank the donor who donated money for my wish. My wife and I had an amazing time. This concert was amazing and because it was on Valentines day it was even more amazing. My wife and I have wanted to see Andrea Bocelli for the longest time. Thank you again for making my wish come true. I also wanted to thank Vet Tix for all the hard work they do to make our wishes come true. Thank you all.
 
Denver Nuggets Game

Feb 4th 2011

I am currently deployed in Afghanistan, but will be returning from my tour mid-January! Like most Soldiers, I have been deployed 27 months over the last 54 months. It has been hard on my wife and myself, but it has been really hard on my 8 y/o daughter Kylee. When I have been home we play basketball together and she attended her first basketball camp last summer! I would really like to take her to her first NBA game when I return. I am stationed in Colorado, so the Nuggets are our hometown team. I selected a game I would like to take her to, but any Denver Nugget game after 21 January would be nice.

Denver Nuggets Game
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Thank You Message From Hero:
Vettix, Thanks for making this possible. It was a great experience for me and my wife, and got to give Cory Brewer a "Go Gators" shout out while I was on the court. You guys are the best! Steven
 
A couple of days at Disneyland for the family

Feb 4th 2011

Well where to start? I guess I will just put it out there.. I would love to take my family of 6 to Disneyland for a day or 2 to see everything but we just can not afford to do it on our own. My wife and I are from California and grew up being able to go to Disneyland often but we are just not able to do this for our kids. I was wounded in 2005 while serving in the Army and have had a hard time walking and standing for a long period of time. So this has been the other part of the problem as there is a lot of walking so it would be nice if we can get 2 day passes so that we can experience the whole park and if I need to rest my leg I can. I know this is a long shot but I figured I will try and see what happens. Thank you for your time and please help us to take our kids to the "Happiest place on earth."

A couple of days at Disneyland for the family
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Anissa donated 6 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Orlando Magic VS Miami Heat

Feb 3rd 2011

It has always been a dream of mine to get my wife and I and my brother and his wife together for a basketball game. My brother and I dont have the greatest of a relationship, but over the last year while I have been deployed we have started to bond more than we ever have. My brother is a huge Heat fan and my wife and I are big Magic Fans. I think it would be awsome if we had the chance to get together and watch a game as both of our teams battle. I really would enjoy this and I'm sure my brother would appreciate it as well

Orlando Magic VS Miami Heat
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Orlando Polar Bears donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I just wanted to thank Vettix for the awsome night they made possible! We had a great time, and it would not have been possible without you guys!! Thanks again so much!! will post pics later
 
Packers-Bears NFC Championship

Jan 23rd 2011

My name is SGT Nathan Siebach and I'm writing this wish on behalf of myself and five other soldiers in my unit. We are currently at our mob station at Ft. McCoy, WI in preparation for a 12 month deployment to Afghanistan and have watched the end of the NFL season with great angst and excitement as three of us are avid Packers fans and the other three die hard bears fans. The fact that this game is a possibility this year has brought on massive amounts of trash talking from each side. By some miracle we have one break in our training schedule which happens to be from the 23rd thru the 26th of Jan. The 23rd being a possible date for the NFC Championship game. We realize that a few stars need to align before this would even be a possibility, such as both teams winning their divisional playoff games this weekend (which both sets of fans are confident will happen) and then the NFC championship game actually being scheduled on the 23rd. We can provide our own transportation and lodging to/from the game and are asking for any seats to the game. To be able to go to Soldier Stadium and witness such a game right before leaving for our deployment would be one of the greatest gifts ever. Many thanks to any and all who could make such a miracle dream wish come true and give three soldiers total bragging rights for the upcoming year in Afghanistan over their fellow soldiers. Thank you, *cough*gobears*cough

Packers-Bears NFC Championship
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Dear Vet Tickets and Contributors - Just wanted to say thanks soooo much for making it possible for us to go to the game. We had a blast,even if the Bears lost *sigh*. Because it was an early afternoon game we drove down early from Ft. McCoy, WI and stopped by Wrigley field before heading to the stadium. The seats were amazing, and even saw Terry Bradshaw right in front of us after the game. On the way back we stopped at Giordanos for saw awesome Chicago deep dish pizza. Even though the upcoming year in Afghanistan will be full of relentless packer fan gloating, we would not have traded this experience for anything. Thanks again to vet tix and this wonderful program. SGT Nathan Siebach
 
Wicked at Gershwin Theatre in NYC

Jan 12th 2011

My wife, Lara, has wanted desperately to see the musical Wicked ever since it came out. I have wanted to take her to see it, but the last time I planned to, I was deployed to Kuwait. Then we had twins and the likelihood of us going after that severely diminished. Lara has been a good sport about it, and a wonderful mother to my daughters. I am now in Afghanistan, but I would like to surprise my wife and take her to see Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre when I get back from my deployment. I know that it is a lot to ask, but I wanted to give her the best seats available, since it will probably be the only time we are ever able to make it. I was planning on taking her roughly 12 January 2011.

Wicked at Gershwin Theatre in NYC
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Chris donated $325.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I wanted to thank Chris from TN and Eddy from Vettix for allowing me to take my wife to this amazing show. Not only was Eddy able to hook us up with awesome seats, he also set us up for a backstage tour after the show were they told us how they do their magic. My wife even got to hold many of the props for the show, and we even ran into Mandy Gonzalez (Elphaba in the show). It was a night to remember, and I am so very grateful for the opportunity that Vettix gave me to share this with my wife. I appreciate what you have done for this soldier, as well as all you do for all of us that serve. Thank you again!
 
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Raiders 1/02

Jan 2nd 2011

My name is SGT Roland Gutierrez, and I am currently deployed in Iraq. But I will be home soon, very soon. I hope that someone can fulfill my wish to go the the final game of the NFL season; the Chiefs vs. Raiders on January 2nd. I would love to take my family to go see the Chiefs play before the football season ends. After I come back from Iraq, I will have to report the Germany and my new duty station for 3 years. So this will be my last chance to go to an NFL game for a while. Thank you for considering/donating tickets to me and my family.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Raiders 1/02
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Kansas City Chiefs - NFL donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I would like to thank the Kansas City Chiefs staff and players for making myself and my family wish come true. It was a very memorable moment, and I couldn't of asked for a better gift. That weekend was the only time we all could be together, and what better way to the day together than to watch the Chiefs play! I want to also thank Vet Tix for making this all happen. Without the selflessness of everyone involved with Vet Tix, none of this would be possible. God Bless our troops, Vet Tix, the Chiefs and the USA!!!!
 
Coming Home For R & R please read! Fiesta Bowl

Jan 1st 2011

I am a big OU Sooners fan. I am coming home for R&R 1 January, 2011. This bowl game is a dream of mine and my wife's. I want to do something for her since she has been my rock through this deployment to Afghanistan. We never had a honeymoon and not sure if we ever will because money is tight when you are a E4; She never complains though. She always puts me first. We do not have a PX at the FOB I am on, so she always keeps the boxes coming. Even when we are broke, she always finds enough to send me necessities. I can say that we have become closer though we are 7,000 miles apart. I know the Fiest Bowl is a big dream. I would be in heaven if this came true. God bless you all for what you are doing. You make everything I do worth it. Knowing that we have people who care and support us no matter where we are, well that makes me feel good to be a soldier! Thank you and God bless America! PFC Roberts Afganistan

Coming Home For R & R please read! Fiesta Bowl
Wish fulfilled by:
Fiesta Bowl donated 2 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Will be home for Christamas leave and would love to attend Fiesta Bowl Game

Jan 1st 2011

Hello My Husband is on his third deployment to Afghanistan and should be home for Christmas leave and is hoping to attend the Fiesta Bowl Game. He got home from his second tour in April and deployed again in June. His first tour was in 2007. We are excited to have him home for the holidays for the first time since 2007 and would love to surprise him with his wish of Fiesta Bowl tickets!!!! Your help would be greatly appreciated!!! He truely is our hero!!!!!!!

Will be home for Christamas leave and would love to attend Fiesta Bowl Game
United States Army
Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Michael donated 2 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 


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