Past Hero's Wishes

Disney World Family Vacation

Sep 1st 2018

My name is Eric Perkins. I was a Specialist in the NY Army National Guard 2-108th Infantry. I enlisted in July 2001. After September 11th, I was called to active duty for two years to assist with homeland security. I then deployed to Afghanistan from 2007-2008 where I was a member of a six-man team that embedded with and trained the Afghan National Police. In July 2008 I suffered a head injury when a suicide bomber attacked my vehicle; for which I received a Purple Heart. I returned home to my wife and my 3 amazing children; Tyler 8, Owen 6, and Isabella 4. Isabella was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation when she was just a year old and subsequently had to have a neurosurgeon perform a decompression surgery. She has aspiration and reflux problems that require her not drink and receive her hydration by J-tube. Additionally she has sleep apnea which requires her to wear a bi-pap mask while sleeping. Providing the care she, and her brothers, need can be overwhelming at times but we have received the help of some amazing people along the way. All of the kids love Disney but Isabella absolutely loves Frozen. During one of her hospital stays (28 days) she insisted Frozen be played on a loop the entire time. I dream of seeing all of their delight in experiencing the Magic of Disney World. I simply cannot afford to make it happen on my own right now. I am thankful for the existence of this program for all those who it has already helped and I am now humbly wishful it can assist me in creating unforgettable memories for my entire family. I would like to request (5) 4-day Park Hopper Passes to Disney World.

Disney World Family Vacation
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Sherry donated $100.00
David donated $10.00
Barry donated $25.00
Dale donated $25.00
Joseph donated $100.00
Karen donated $40.00
Mark donated $25.00
Rebecca donated $25.00
Vance donated $25.00
John donated $50.00
Miguel donated $40.00
JOSE donated $25.00
Alesha donated $20.00
Wayne donated $20.00
Yvonne donated $10.00
Randal donated $25.00
Mark donated $10.00
Jeannie donated $10.00
Paula donated $20.00
Charles donated $24.00
Jerry donated $10.00
Kimberly donated $25.00
Norman donated $20.00
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. I cannot thank all of you enough for fulfilling my wish and allowing me to spend an incredible time with my family at Disney World. I had a great time and especially enjoyed seeing the delight and amazement in my children's faces. Thank you Sherry, David, Barry, Dale, Joseph, Karen, Mark, Rebecca, Vance, John, Miguel, Jose, Alesha, Wayne, Yvonne, Randal, Mark, Jeannie, Paula, Charles, Jerry, Kimberly, Norman, the anonymous donors and those who have contributed to the Hero's Wish General Fund. Also thank you to the VetTix staff who make this all possible.
 
Legoland - Orlando

Sep 1st 2018

Hi! My name is Sgt Joshua Horne. I lost my best friend in 2009, the day I was wounded. I later discovered infidelity within my first marriage which resulted in losing my family. Shortly thereafter, God led me to my current wife and, we were able to obtain sole custody of my kids which allowed us to be a blended family. We haven't had a honeymoon or anything and I'd really love to share in a family vacation. My world is complete, especially with the arrival of our now 18 month old daughter. We have 5 kids; 9,8,8,6 and 18 months. We have all girls and one boy. My wish is to be able to all go on a vacation and spend some much needed quality family time. I'd love to be able to take them to Legoland when I return around Sept 2017.

Legoland - Orlando
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Michael donated $50.00
Erika donated $100.00
Michael donated $10.00
Lillian donated $140.00
Michael donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Post deployment trip to Disney World

Aug 25th 2018

My name is MSgt John de la Cruz and an active duty firefighter in the USAF. I have been in the military for 17 years and am currently on my 8th deployment and will be returning in August. I would like to take my family to Disney World when I get back. As my kids, 4 and 8, are a little older, this deployment has been particularly hard on them and I wanted to surprise them with a trip when I return. My wife is also currently finishing nursing school and will graduate in August and I hope to be back to celebrate her accomplishment and take her to Disney World. She was following me for my entire career and put her career on hold and has finally found the opportunity to follow her dreams. Our military spouses and kids are remarkable and I would love to be able to show them how much I appreciate everything they do for me.

Post deployment trip to Disney World
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Mark donated $25.00
LTC Grant donated $20.00
Carl donated $100.00
Robert donated $20.00
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 Vacation Park Hopper + passes

Aug 20th 2018

My name is SSgt Charles Kenney. I am active duty Air Force deployed from the 6th Security Forces Squadron. My family and I have been stationed at MacDill AFB for five years and there has not been a chance to relax and cherish what we have and reward my wife for holding the family together like she always does. Our oldest son was attacked by a dog requiring extensive facial surgeries, our youngest son required two surgical procedures while he was an infant and had failure to thrive, my wife required two medical surgeries, and I required back surgery in 2016 due to a military training exercise injury. I was not sure if I would ever return to active duty. It seems like the last five years has been one crisis after another. As grateful as we are for our positive experiences at MacDill AFB we are ready for me to return from this deployment, take one final family vacation, and head to the next chapter in our lives. Our youngest sons have never had the magical experience of Disney World and I would love to reward the entire family for standing by my side throughout my military service and always supporting me even when times were extremely stressful. I would like to take my family to Disney World when for a family reintegration vacation. Although Disney World will not make up for the lost time with their Dad, I would like to create new unforgettable memories with my kids that will last a lifetime and bring all five of us closer together and reunite as a family!

Disney World Vacation Park Hopper + passes
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Erik donated $10.00
LTC Grant donated $50.00
Mike donated $5.00
LTC Grant donated $15.00
Cody donated $10.00
Cody donated $10.00
Harold donated $25.00
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 Family Trip

Aug 5th 2018

My name is SGT Michael Fuller and I am currently deployed. My wife recently told me that my son has been saving money to take me to Disney World when I get home from this deployment. I have served for about 9 years now and this is my 3 deployment. This is my 1st deployment as a married man and father of 2 kids. My son is 5 and my daughter is 2. I missed their birthdays and every holiday this deployment and I would love to make it up to them. We are asking for the Military Salute Park Hopper tickets for 5 days. My wife tells me my daughter loves Disney princesses and my son wants to ride the roller coasters with me. Please help me make their dream come true.

Disney World Family Trip
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Michael donated $20.00
LTC Grant donated $20.00
Dave donated $100.00
Eric donated $10.00
LTC Grant donated $15.00
Violet donated $50.00
Thomas donated $10.00
LTC Grant donated $210.00
Donald donated $10.00
LTC Grant donated $25.00
Eric donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you for the opportunity to be spend time with my family and see how much my children have grown. We were able to visit my daughter's favorite princess and I rode the roller coasters with my son. Truly appreciate you guys and all who donated. THANK YOU!
 
Disney World

Aug 1st 2018

My name is SFC Joshua Sesters. I am a wounded warrior and disabled Vet, that served in the Army for 14 plus years. I was wounded in Iraq in 2004 while. I'm the father of a beautiful daughter, and husband to my amazing wife of 13 yrs. My family has always wanted to go to Disney world, so my wish is a trip for my family and I to Disney world.

Disney World
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Mark donated $25.00
Rusty donated $20.00
Ken donated $20.00
Michael donated $20.00
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 (Post deployment vacation)

Jul 23rd 2018

My name is SGT. Kenneth Darnell. I'm currently on my first deployment. I have a beautiful blended family and we had a wonderful new addition during my deployment. My wife Catherine is currently attending school while doing an amazing job as a stay at home mother. Catherine and I have been together for just over 2 years and have 4 kids between us: Donye 12, James 10, Arriyanna 8, and the newest addition is Cameron 4 months. On the civilian side I work at a paper mill which is a 7 day a week operation in which I get very few days off and work a lot of 12-16 hour days. Due to financial reasons I have to return to work almost immediately upon my return because I used up all of my leave when I went home for the birth of my son. I would love nothing more than being able to surprise my family with what would be our first vacation as a family together. I am requesting (5) 4-day Armed Forces Salute tickets to Disney World. God Bless everyone and thanks for allowing me tell you my story!

Disney World (Post deployment vacation)
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
John donated $2.00
William donated $20.00
Dale donated $20.00
Julie donated $20.00
Michelle donated $20.00
Rachel donated $18.00
Trace donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Words cannot express how grateful we are for the time we have spent at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida over the past week courtesy of those who were gracious enough to donate money towards our wish. We had an amazing time and are completely exhausted (a great problem to have) from 4 days at Disneyworld with 4 kids, lol. Once again a big thank you to John, William, Dale, Julie, Michelle, Rachel, Trace, and the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund. - The Darnell Family
 
Disneyland: Our 1st Family Trip (Post Deployment)

Jul 17th 2018

My name is 1SG Delarna, I have served 19 years in the Army and I am currently on my 7th deployment in Kuwait. I did 3 tours to Iraq, 2 to Afghanistan, 1 to Haiti and 1 to Kuwait. Being a Combat Engineer my job is risky. Three of my deployments were just searching for IED’s & doing rock clearance. Along with myself, my family has made many sacrifices throughout the years. After returning home this summer, I would like to thank them by taking our first family vacation together. My wife & I have been married for six years and have yet to have a honeymoon. Life just seems to fly by when you’re being deployed or pcsing every 2-3 years. We have a blended family with seven children(19, 16, 14, 13, 12, 7 & 2 mts) with our newest being born during this deployment. Thankfully, I was given one week leave and made it home the day before his arrival. Due to health reasons he experienced extended hospital stays, for that he has yet to meet his three older siblings. Our son doesn’t even know it yet but he has brought our blended family even closer! Seeing all seven smiling faces together for the first time will be a moment to cherish a lifetime! We are a family of 9 but will need 8 tickets. We do understand that it is highly unlikely our wish will be fully granted. We’re hoping at the least, we are blessed with some of the tickets to help offset the cost. Our one wish for our family is to take our first family trip to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland!!!

Disneyland: Our 1st Family Trip (Post Deployment)
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Vicki donated $50.00
Kien donated $100.00
Christopher donated $100.00
Gregorio donated $20.00
Phyllis donated $100.00
Jacqueline donated $10.00
Jordan donated $50.00
Michael donated $20.00
Wayne donated $20.00
Nicholas 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.
 
Legoland Florida

Jul 12th 2018

My name is Albert Meraz. I am currently overseas for a year long tour in Afghanistan. I have my wife and two girls (6 and 2) at home supporting me and awaiting my return in the summer next year. My wish is to take them to legoland in Florida and stay there for the weekend in July when I should be able to take post deployment leave. They have been so strong through this tour and I would like to give them a nice fun break when I arrive back.

Legoland Florida
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Jason donated $125.00
Robert donated $25.00
Lindsay donated $100.00
Christine 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 Vet Tix for giving my family the opportunity to enjoy a vacation here at Legoland. My girls are having the time of their lives and we are so thankful. We appreciate the support from the people who have donated and want to say thank you to them for helping us get here.
 
Family Trip to Disney World

Jul 2nd 2018

Hello my name is SGT Jeremy A. Looman. I just returned from Ukraine in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve with the Army National Guard. My youngest son, Sean, was born on the first day that I deployed to Ukraine. I returned a 2 weeks ago, and could only afford to take a week off before returning back to work. I have spent over 4 years in a combat zone, most of that time on Active Duty status with the 173D ABCT. It would mean the world to me spend time with Sean, and the rest of my beautiful family. My wish is for 6 Disney World Park Hopper Passes. My wife is amazing, such a sweet person and so deserving of a vacation. Even if this wish doesn't come true, I feel blessed to have served in the United States Army and the National Guard. My beautiful family consists of 7 but only need tickets for 6 because Sean is so young. Jenny my beautiful wife, Kyra (13), Halle (11), Jeremy Jr. (5), Jace (3), and Sean (7 Mo) and myself.

Family Trip to Disney World
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Christopher donated $25.00
James A. donated $100.00
Susan donated $25.00
Martha donated $100.00
Nathan donated $20.00
James donated $25.00
Veterans Support Foundation donated $1005.00
Eric donated $5.00
Delilah 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.
 
Hamilton at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

Jun 30th 2018

My name is LCDR Hugh Wilson. In December 2017 I returned from a reserve mobilization and six month deployment to Iraq. The deployment was a rewarding experience, but was somewhat unexpected and followed 14 months of working the night shift as a warehouse manager. During the deployment, my wife (a former Army Officer and Afghanistan veteran) was pregnant with our second daughter (she was born 3 days after I returned), raising our 2 year old and working full time. She never complained once throughout my deployment and was an amazing partner to me and mother to our girls. I would like to do something special for her to show my appreciation for the outstanding support and care she provided to our daughters and I while I was deployed. I would like to request two ticket for my wife and I to attend Hamilton when the touring production comes to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Hamilton at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
John donated $10.00
Trever donated $5.00
Trever donated $5.00
Wesley donated $10.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
First and foremost, my wife and I would like to extend our most sincere and heartfelt thank you to the individual donors that donated our tickets to attend Hamilton. We enjoyed an amazing evening with GREAT seats and will be forever thankful for your generosity. Additionally, we would like to thank the staff from vettix.org for everything they did throughout the process and everything that they do for the veteran community.
 
Universal Studios Honeymoon

Jun 29th 2018

My name is Lieutenant Junior Grade Dominic Scharret, My wife and I have been married for almost 5 years now, and I have not been able to take her on a proper honeymoon. I did not have the leave or money at the time of our wedding due to the fact I was stationed in San Diego and our wedding was in Georgia (all of my leave and money was spent on travel back to my duty station). Since our wedding, I have not had time to take her on a proper honeymoon due to deployments, OPTEMPO and the fact I was selected for Officer Candidate School (OCS). After training at OCS, I received my commission and went further into more grueling training for flight school. I have not had time to take any vacations with my wife, let alone make up for her missed honeymoon. Recently, I was selected into the HR community and now, I finally have a position where I have the time to be able to take her on the honeymoon she deserves. I would like to take her to Universal Studios Hollywood. She is obsessed with Harry Potter.

Universal Studios Honeymoon
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Richard donated $400.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
My wife and I want to send a sincere thank you to Vet Tix and the individual donors that supported us on this amazing honeymoon to Universal Studios. We had an absolute amazing time and enjoyed the rest and relaxation from our hectic schedule! It truly was a blessing to us!
 
Eagles concert June, 2018

Jun 28th 2018

My name is Alexander Gregory, I have been in the Air Force for just over three years, I am currently serving my second deployment in the military overseas. When I get back state side from this 10 month long deployment I would like to take my dad (Kevin Gregory 52) to an Eagles concert. They are my all time favorite band! Any assistance we could receive would be greatly appreciated!

Eagles concert June, 2018
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Rebecca 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.
 
Disney World Vacation

Jun 27th 2018

Hello, my name is SSG Phi Nguyen and I just recently returned home from my 2nd deployment and wish to take my family on a vacation to Disney World. After my 1st deployment I was unable to take them anywhere on a vacation so I would love to surprise them this time around with a trip to Disney World. Although this was only my 2nd deployment, I have missed countless birthdays, anniversaries, multiple holidays and school functions which has been really tough on my family, not just myself. I want to let my family know that I appreciate them for all their sacrifices that they have had to make while I was away. I would love to have three 4-day park hopper passes to Disney World. Thank you so much for any help in making my wish for my family dream come true. I greatly appreciate all the support.

Disney World Vacation
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
John donated $20.00
Richard donated $50.00
Connica donated $50.00
Amanda donated $50.00
Bob donated $10.00
Travis donated $20.00
Veterans Support Foundation donated $600.00
Daniel donated $10.00
Edna donated $50.00
Thomas donated $50.00
Christy donated $100.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
We would like to thank Vettix, Veteran Tickets Foundation and each one of our 10 individual donors who made it possible for this truly awesome vacation to DisneyWorld. My family had such a blast at all the parks and made magical memories that we will remember forever. Words cannot express how we feel or how much we appreciated this gift. Thank you once again to everyone for your kindness, generosity, support, time and effort into making this vacation possible and a huge success for us. - Nguyen Family.
 
Disney World Trip

Jun 26th 2018

My name is Airman First Class Stricker I am currently on a six month deployment in Afghanistan. It is my very first deployment and it is hard being away from family. I would like to take my dad (Chad Stricker 43) and my two younger sisters (Peyton Stricker 16) (Janevy Stricker 14) to Disney World. I want to take them on this trip to make up for missed time together. I would like four 4 OR 5 day park hopper tickets. This would mean the world if you could make this happen for us.

Disney World Trip
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Veterans Support Foundation donated $395.00
Mark donated $5.00
Hillary donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much for making this trip happen for my family and I we had an amazing time together.
 
Universal Studios - Los Angeles

Jun 17th 2018

I am SSG Bryant my one wish is to take my wife and kids to Disney World, I have 3 boys one is 6, than I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old. I have never been to Florida or Disney World, I see it on TV or I have friends that have been and they all have enjoyed it, I just feel like it would be an awesome thing if I can at any way get them to go to Universal Studios so they can have fun there. My two younger boys birthdays are 1 day apart and It would be a great birthday gift to take them to Disney world.

Universal Studios - Los Angeles
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Alan donated $50.00
Wesley donated $5.00
William donated $40.00
BRIAN donated $5.00
Justin donated $0.05
Veterans Support Foundation donated $1000.00
Thomas donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thanks to everyone that was able to help my family and I go to Universal Studios, it was a great blessing and I truly appreciate it and I am thankful for all of your support.
 
To take my family to Disney World

Jun 15th 2018

I am a Navy Corpsman, currently on my 3rd deployment. I am married to my beautiful wife, Sandra, and we have 3 boys -Kayden (7), Christopher (5), and Samuel (1). Due to monetary constraints, I have been unable to give my family a true vacation. I wish to bring my family to Disney World and have a memorable vacation with them. The military keeps me away from my family far more than I wish, and I want to have a special vacation with my family. I don't want my boys to look back and only remember me being gone all the time. I want my family to have a little bit of fun if that is possible.

To take my family to Disney World
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Clifton donated $10.00
Dawn donated $25.00
Linda donated $25.00
Veterans Support Foundation donated $1040.00
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! I was finally able to give my family the vacation we have always dreamed of thanks to VetTix and all donors who made this possible. Thank You! - The Munro Family
 
Disneyland Vacation (homecoming reunion)

Jun 15th 2018

My name is Chief Petty Officer Bradley, Erik. It'll be 16 years of service come this May 2018. The toughest part about being in the military is leaving a support system like no other...my family has sacrificed so much for my career and continues to do so. I am currently deployed to the Persian Gulf and will not return until December sometime (7 months gone). My wife and I have had dreams of taking our boys to Disney since they were 2 and 4 (now 7 and 9) and have not had the funds to take our boys on a family vacation. I would love to be able to surprise our 2 boys with a trip to Disneyland to try to make up for all the missed birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. I would like to make a Hero's wish to request (4) Disneyland 3-day park hopper tickets for my family; My wife Rebecca and our 2 boys; CJ 9, Trenton 7. We would love to take this trip in February or March 2018. Any sort of contribution would be greatly appreciated and a dream come true for all of us. Please help our family with a vacation that will be remembered for a lifetime and we would be forever grateful. Thank you and God Bless.

Disneyland Vacation (homecoming reunion)
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Christopher donated $100.00
Andrew donated $25.00
Robert donated $50.00
Gordon donated $20.00
Paul donated $255.00
Richard donated $500.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
My family and I want to thank everyone that made this dream a reality. We spent 3 days between Disneyland and California adventures. We had a blast and with out your great generosity this would not have been possible. From the bottoms of our hearts we Thank You.
 
Disney World Dream Vacation

Jun 11th 2018

Hello everyone! I'm SFC McBride, I am on my 4th deployment. I have been in the Army for 16 years. I have missed so many significant moments with the family. We haven’t had time to make it to 1 family reunion while I have been in the service. My wife Veronica was also in the service, but had to get out because of complications with our triplets during birth. Our family has been through a lot with me being away during deployments and military training. My wife has been the backbone of this family for many years, abandoning her dream to serve our country and becoming a stay at home mom. We have 7 kids total (1 set of triplets, my baby boy has autism in the pic with his head down) and I could never be able to balance life the way she does it on a daily basis. My kids are Lem Jr 12, Cassidy 10, Jayden 8, Ladarius 6, Aloni, Amari, Aloni all three are 5. During this deployment, my 2 oldest sons have stepped up and tried to fill my shoes with supporting my wife with the little ones. I want to show my wife and kids that I’m very grateful for their patience and support. I want to take the family to Disney World in Florida for 3 days. I am just asking for assistance with purchasing tickets. I have saved enough during this deployment to pay for lodging, and transportation. I return home around June and want to plan our trip in July. A trip to Disney World is a one in a lifetime dream for our family, but because of the size it’s very difficult. A friend told me about the Hero's Wish and this gave me hope that our dream could actually come true. Thank you so much and I'm truly grateful for any support. GOD BLESS!

Disney World Dream Vacation
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Lem donated $75.00
Lem donated $150.00
Veronica donated $150.00
Kristy donated $50.00
Kaoline donated $75.00
William donated $20.00
Lem donated $100.00
Veterans Support Foundation donated $880.00
Luke donated $50.00
Richard donated $100.00
Mark donated $25.00
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

Jun 11th 2018

My name is SGT Holt (Morris). I am currently serving with the Ohio Army National Guard's, 371st Sustainment Brigade, to Southwest Asia. I have been in the military almost 15 years. Once completed I will have been away from my family for over 11 months. This is my first deployment and leaving my family is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I know being deployed is equally as hard on my husband and kids. My amazing husband is at home acting as both mother and father to my daughter who just turned 16 and my stepson who just turned 17. My stepson has autism and has a hard time focusing and understanding things sometimes. I also have a 13 year old daughter and a 12 year old son as well. I married my husband in October 2016 and I was deployed a few months later. My husband was born with spinabifida and also has a VP shunt in his brain to drain the fluid out of his brain. He also has to use a wheelchair most of the times now because walking and standing puts to much stress on his back and hips. This is the only thing that gives him some relief besides all the medicines he takes to aid in helping with the pain some. I should return home around mid-March 2018 and am planning to take my family to Disney World; I am asking for 6, 5 day Armed Forces Salute tickets. I have missed so much in this past year and the year leading up to this deployment that I am hoping this trip can help with re-connecting with them. Thank you so much for any help in making my wish for my kids come true. I greatly appreciate all the support.

Disney World
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Tammy donated $10.00
Danny donated $25.00
Teresa donated $70.00
Veterans Support Foundation donated $1495.00
Eric donated $20.00
JOHN donated $10.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I want to thank the Veteran Tickets Foundation and all the donors that helped make our family dream vacation a possibly. It was so much fun. All of my kids had a blast and my stepson loved all the scary stuff specially Chewbacca, he almost cried. Me, my husband, and all the kids loved seeing all the different characters and riding the rides. Best time of our lives thanks again for all you guys do.
 
Post Deployment Family Vacation DisneyWorld

Jun 11th 2018

My name is SGT Jeremiah Brewington. I am currently deployed to assist in Operation Enduring Freedom. This is my second deployment. During the course of this deployment my wife gave birth to our 4th child prematurely. Our other 3 children (5,4,3) have been more than patient while their mother has adjusted to life with 4 kiddos temporarily on her own. They've had to deal with many of illnesses, unexpected diagnoses, and surgeries while I've been away. I feel that it's time to bring some light into their lives, and would love the opportunity to take them to Disney World.

Post Deployment Family Vacation DisneyWorld
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Gregory donated $100.00
Lance donated $25.00
Clifton donated $10.00
Richard donated $50.00
Johnny donated $50.00
Sherry donated $50.00
Hannah donated $20.00
Dustin donated $50.00
Heidi donated $45.00
Eric donated $15.00
Matthew donated $25.00
Christopher donated $50.00
David donated $200.00
Tony donated $10.00
Estrella donated $50.00
William donated $40.00
Beth donated $50.00
Erica donated $20.00
Richard donated $390.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Universal Studios - Orlando

Jun 5th 2018

Hello everyone! My name is Rosanne Caballero. I'm an Air Force active duty Staff Seargent currently deployed overseas. I currently call RAF Lakenheath in England home. I'm a proud Security Forces member with five years of K-9 experience. My job doesn't always allow much time for travel with my family, nor does it yet make sense to my 8-year old son. My plan is to make it up to him in the ultimate way by taking him to one of the best theme parks during his next summer break. Our family enjoys going on adventures as much as possible. All I want is to make unforgettable memories we can cherish during his lifetime. My family has had a difficult time understanding the military lifestyle since they have only been exposed to it for about two years now. They are my rocks and keep me going when times get tough. My only wish is to give them all that they deserve plus more. I would love to take them to Universal Studios Orlando. Although it could never make up for the time I was away, it would give us a great deal of time to spend together without interruptions. I just want to say thank you for this program and all that you do for our vets!

Universal Studios - Orlando
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Brittny donated $50.00
Andrew donated $20.00
Judy donated $25.00
Sean donated $25.00
Danny donated $25.00
Todd donated $20.00
Todd donated $10.00
Karry donated $20.00
Veterans Support Foundation donated $755.00
Thomas donated $25.00
NATHAN donated $0.01
Joel donated $20.00
Thomas donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
We would like to thank each and every one of our donors for a truly special vacation experience. Our gratitude is beyond words. It is because of each of you that we have once again been able to pick up where we left off and make more beautiful memories. We will forever be grateful for your love and support.
 
Yankees Game

May 26th 2018

My name is Corporal Robert Taveras. I am currently on a 10 month deployment to Southwest Asia. It is my very first deployment and it is hard being away from family and friends. I would like to take my dad (Roberto Taveras 44) and my two younger brothers (Jayden Taveras 10) (Steven Taveras14) to a Yankees Game. I want to take them to this game to make up for missed time together. I would like 4 decent tickets to a Yankees game. This would mean the world if you could make this happen for us.

Yankees Game
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Julia donated 4 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Legoland with the family

May 26th 2018

My Name is Sgt. David Arbiso. I first joined the Army back in 1992, then re-enlisted in 2007. This is my second deployment to the Middle East. Even with the advanced technology this time being able to talk on the phone, instead of writing to loved ones, this still has been one of the toughest. This is the first deployment my kids' ages 4 to 6-year-old had to endure, with many tears. It also was a time where my grandfather, a WW2 Navy Vet, passed away. He is the one who introduced me to the military. He was the one that showed me how proud a Vet he was honoring his country. Another tough spot for my wife was keeping control of the household, going back to school and graduates on May 25, but sadly had to endure putting her best friend, her dog, to sleep due to age and health issues. So my wish is to treat my family to Legoland in San Diego, so my little ones can enjoy the time with their parents.

Legoland with the family
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Sharon donated $350.00
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 to Legoland. First little family break we had. loved it
 
Post Deployment Disney World Vacation

May 26th 2018

My name is SFC Lesley Slade. I have just returned from my 5th deployment to Iraq. I understand what I do is for the country and the Army but it weighs heavy on the family being gone for an extended period of time. I would love to be able to take my husband and two daughters on a trip to Disney World, and Universal Studios. This will help us with some much-needed family time and will be greatly appreciated.

Post Deployment Disney World Vacation
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Veterans Support Foundation donated $1250.00
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 memories. We had a great time.
 
Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets for his son, Landon's 6th Birthday

May 23rd 2018

Sgt. Michael J. Martinez, the father of my son (Landon)was KIA in 2007, in an explosion/ambush in Baghdad. My son was only a year old. Over the years we have kept his memory alive. My son is a wonderful boy and I know his father would be very proud of him. I am trying to make this birthday extra special for him as he is also graduating the sixth grade. I would like to take my Son to Disneyland for his birthday/6th grade graduation (gift). We hope his wish is granted.

Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets for his son, Landon's 6th Birthday
United States Army
Family of KIA
Wish fulfilled by:
Aaron donated $5.00
Anna donated $10.00
David donated $25.00
Ceir donated $75.00
Jeremiah donated $50.00
Janice donated $50.00
Joshua donated $10.00
Kien donated $100.00
Claudine 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 Veteran Tickets Foundation and everyone who helped make this wish happen. We are forever grateful! The days we spent there will be forever remembered! My son had so much fun! Thank you, there really are no words, the generosity and the wonderful gift you gave Landon for his birthday will forever be remembered!
 
Disneyland POST-Deployment Wish

May 9th 2018

I'm MSgt Brian Lunger, I am A/D USAF and have been deployed since 2017. My family and I have missed birthdays, 18 year anniversary, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Valentines day, Easter. My family has been an amazing support during this time. My wish is to take my wife and our 3 kids on a 4 day park hopper pass to Disneyland in Anaheim! I am hoping this could be a time that we can have fun and try and get back some of the time we have spent apart.

Disneyland POST-Deployment Wish
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
During this time we have been blessed with our post-deployment wish! We have been blessed with a set of tickets from an individual donor, and my family and I are grateful! We cannot express our thanks and gratitude in words. Thank you, thank you! We had the opportunity to go earlier than expected and enjoyed our time at Disneyland already with the blessing and we are very grateful! We want to thank Vet Tix and the donor for there generosity and the ability to do what they do! Thank you!
 
Hamilton for my family

May 4th 2018

My name is Donny Daughenbaugh, I am a medically retired OIF-II Marine. I was an 0311 and enjoyed being a rifleman and during my short time in Iraq I believe I helped make a difference. One night, 7 weeks into my deployment I was searching a car when the driver shot me in the face. The bullet broke my jaw, and stayed too close to my spinal cord and my brain to be removed. I'm now 12 years post injury and have developed a headache disorder, a small seizure issue and chronic nerve damage from the course of the bullet. I was given a purple heart in Bethesda and used my injury and my ongoing recovery to help me as an advocate for other wounded veterans. My family is very involved in helping to advocate for the needs of wounded veterans and their families. I have a wife, 13 year old daughter, 8 yr old son and a baby on the way! My wife and daughter are big fans of the Hamilton Broadway show. I'd like to add the difficulty in getting these tickets with the possibility of VetTix making it happen to equal an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity for my family.

Hamilton for my family
United States Marine Corps
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
DR LEAH WINGEART donated $700.00
William donated $20.00
Michael donated $280.00
Michael donated $20.00
Richard donated $100.00
Jennifer donated $20.00
Paul donated $40.00
Jeremie donated $20.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
To each of the donors that made our Hamilton musical a possibility, I genuinely, truly appreciate it. My daughter said it was the best night of her life and all night I looked over at her, there was never a time when she didn't have a smile on her face. You gave us 4 tickets to an incredible opportunity and these memories will last us a lifetime! Thank you Vet Tix and supporters, this was an awesome once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
 
Post deployment family trip to Disneyland for daughter's birthday

Apr 28th 2018

MSgt John Escalante USMC, 21 year veteran, on my 11th deployment scheduled to return in April 2018 just in time for my daughter's seventh birthday. I understand what I do is for country and Corps but it weighs heavy on the family being gone all the time. Since my daughter's birth, this is my third deployment, first one being just three days after she was born. It would mean the world to me if my supportive wife Emily, daughter Dylan, and myself could spend the weekend at Disneyland for Dylan's birthday and to celebrate my safe return home. We are respectfully requesting (3) 3 day park hopper tickets to Disneyland.

Post deployment family trip to Disneyland for daughter's birthday
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Richard donated $550.00
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 very thankful to Vet Tix and Mr Richard for the amazing opportunity to spend some quality post deployment family time at Disneyland. This event also allowed us to celebrate my daughter's 7th birthday. It was a day filled with laughter and joy!
 
Disney World - Park Hopper Plus Tickets

Apr 7th 2018

I would love to take my wife and three kids (15, 5 and 1) to Disney World for the kid's spring break after I return in March from my current six month deployment to Iwakuni, Japan. When my wife and I married in 2011 we were unable to go on a honeymoon due to my deployment schedule at the time. Since then I've missed birthdays, first steps, holidays and too many other moments with my family. It would be an amazing experience to spend some much needed quality time with them away from work. Since my youngest is only a year old we would just need 4 tickets and we would be very grateful if we could get 5 day tickets with the Park Hopper Plus option so that we can make the most out of the trip.

Disney World - Park Hopper Plus Tickets
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
William donated $20.00
Veterans Support Foundation donated $1024.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
On behalf of the Ellison family, I would like to sincerely thank Vet Tix for providing our family with tickets to Disney World. The words “thank you” simply can’t say it enough or express the gratitude that we have for this gift! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the parks and made memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you all so much!
 


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