Past Hero's Wishes

HAMILTON in San Diego

Jan 20th 2018

My name is Cpl. Jose Gordillozavala. My wife and I have always wanted to attend the Hamilton play. We got married a couple of months prior to me leaving on my deployment, and did not get an opportunity to go on a honeymoon or spend a lot of time together. I know that to see a live performance of this play would be a great bonding opportunity for the both of us to enjoy each others company.

HAMILTON in San Diego
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
I would like to thank everyone for making my wish come true! More specifically to the individual who donated the tickets, it meant a lot to my wife and I. My wife and I had a great time at HAMILTON in San Diego. It was such a great play and experience. We enjoyed every minute of silently singing along and the performance was magnificent. Once again thank you to everyone.
 
PARK HOPPER PASSES TO DISNEYLAND

Jan 15th 2018

Hello, my name is SFC Shawn Sullivan and my wish when I return home from Afghanistan is to take my family on a vacation to Disneyland and California Adventure. I am currently on my 4th deployment (3 tours in Afghanistan, 1 tour in Iraq). I have missed countless holidays, birthdays, kids sporting events, and school activities. I am hoping this trip can help with re-bonding with them and for my kids to know that they're appreciated for all their sacrifices that they have had to make in my absent. Being deployed is equally hard on my family as it is for me. My kids are tracking me returning home later than I really am, so this will be an extra surprise for them. I should return home around mid January 2018. Thank you so much for any help in making my wish for my kids come true. I greatly appreciate all the support.

PARK HOPPER PASSES TO DISNEYLAND
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Gary donated $200.00
Alan donated $50.00
Jethro donated $100.00
Terri donated $100.00
Christy donated $500.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thanks to everyone that made our Disneyland Dream a reality! We really appreciate what you do for our military families! Thank you for all your support!
 
Hamilton on Broadway

Jan 12th 2018

My name is SMSgt. Ronald Ahlstrom. I am currently deployed to Afghanistan. My Hero's Wish is for my family that has been supporting me for the past six months. All my family keeps on talking about is their wish to go see the musical Hamilton in New York before we PCS overseas in March of 2018. I return from Afghanistan in December and I would love to make their Christmas wish come true. Tickets for the event are hard to come by and expensive. If it was not so close to our move we could probably afford to go. But because we will be leaving New Jersey soon there are not too many options for showings and even fewer that are in an affordable price range. I have been in the Air Force for over twenty years and I have done and been part of some amazing experiences. I would like the opportunity to share one with my family as well. Thank you for reading this and for all of your support for every military member.

Hamilton on Broadway
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Kendra donated $5.00
Steven donated $10.00
F M donated $1000.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for the overwhelming generosity and support that we received from the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York. The cast, management, and staff treated my family and I like distinguished visitors and made my Hero's Wish a reality. The Hamilton on Broadway show was amazing, but the smiles on my families face and the tears in their eyes made this event more than a wish, it became a moment in time that I will always remember and be eternally grateful for. The Richard Rodgers theater, cast and staff of the Hamilton musical and Vet Tix allowed me to give my family a memory that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you for exceeding every expectation that I could have imagined and for your amazing generosity. Your support is more than I could have imagined and your generosity has created an avid supporter, and a very grateful father. Thank you for continuing to show our service members that our sacrifices are appreciated, and our service does not go unnoticed.
 
Disney World

Jan 10th 2018

My name is Capt M. Josh Ogburn. I am currently deployed as a Navigator on the RC-135RJ, and have been deployed or TDY for 3/4 or this past year. My wife is the real hero, she has been raising our kids as a single parent with no close family support. Beyond that, my son was diagnosed with Spina Bifida early in the pregnancy, and my wife chose to undergo fetal repair surgery to give him the most favorable outcome. This involved delivering him via C-section at almost 24 weeks gestation, receiving surgery on his back, and then placing him back in the womb to continue to develop. After 3 months of bed rest to avoid preterm labor, Zeke was born the second time at 35 weeks. I am so thankful for the sacrifice my wife made for our son's future, as well as the incredible work she does on a daily basis to provide for a special needs child and a very spirited 4 year old daughter! My wish is to take them to Disney World for a family vacation after my deployment and follow-up training this year. I would love to have four 4-day park hopper passes to be able to take some time to invest in our family.

Disney World
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Richard donated $150.00
Matthew donated $50.00
Richard OR Emily donated $5.00
Ken donated $10.00
Janice donated $50.00
Ruth donated $50.00
Michele donated $50.00
James donated $25.00
Daniel donated $200.00
Shawn donated $310.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much for your generosity- we had our best family vacation ever. We were highly impressed with the level of handicap accessibility at Disney and it allowed my son to have a really enjoyable experience. My 5 year old daughter absolutely loved exploring Animal Kingdom, and my wife and I are really thankful to have had a break in our crazy schedule before I leave again next week. Thanks again! -Josh
 
Family Disney Vacation

Dec 26th 2017

My name is CPT Frank Johnson. I am currently deployed to Southern Afghanistan in support of Operation Resolute Support. I am a Texas Army National Guard Soldier, and I am a public school educator in my civilian job. This has been a good deployment, and I am proud of the work I've done here. I'm also proud of my wife and my kids for the support they've given me while tackling all of our home issues without me. I love them so much, and I really want to be able to treat them to Disneyland. They don't expect something this great - they just want me back home, but something like this would mean so much to them. Especially after the rough year they've had in my absence. This is my fifth overseas deployment. My family has never been to Disneyland, and taking them there would be a truly wonderful gift. Prior to leaving them, I spent months away on training events in preparation for my deployment. I was mobilized in January of this year, and I will be home in November!

Family Disney Vacation
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Jaria donated $110.00
Karry donated $20.00
Michele donated $25.00
Gary donated $25.00
Gina donated $25.00
Andrew donated $25.00
Trever donated $10.00
Dawn donated $200.00
Susan donated $10.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
To our generous donors, I want to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of our family. The time I spent away from them while I was in Afghanistan was difficult for all of us - especially my kids. Your kindness has given me the opportunity to share an experience with my kids that would not have been available otherwise. This week was spent bonding, reuniting, and laughing with my family at the happiest place on earth! Thank you for caring so much for a family you’ve never met - it truly means the world to us. Frank Johnson and family
 
Dallas Cowboy Football Game

Dec 24th 2017

My name is A1C Meredith Lindsay, I am currently deployed in Turkey. I have been gone since July and come back December. When I get back in Wichita (McConnell AFB), I would like to go take my wife and go home to Texas. She has been handling everything at home, and when we take our Christmas leave I would like to really enjoy it and go to the Dallas Cowboys game on 24 Dec.(2 tickets). It will be a much needed vacation for both of us and a thank you for to her for taking care of all the things at home. My wife has been dealing with everything at home and as a gift to her I would love to take her to a Dallas Cowboys game during the Christmas holiday. It’s a thank you for everything she has done while I’ve been gone and a wonderful way to enjoy my Christmas holiday home.

Dallas Cowboy Football Game
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Julie donated $20.00
Lauren donated $20.00
Cynthia donated $50.00
Dennis donated $10.00
Elizabeth A. donated $100.00
Karry donated $20.00
William donated $20.00
Louis donated $20.00
Todd donated 2 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I would like to thank all of the donors that made it possible for me to take my wife to a football game. I had so much fun and we created so many more memories that I will cherish forever. That was all thanks to the people that donated and to Vettix for making all this happen! THANK YOU!
 
Kansas City Chiefs Christmas Eve game for my dad!

Dec 24th 2017

I am making this wish for my father, without his knowledge. My father has been serving the Marine Corps for a total of 17 years. He has sacrificed everything for me (his daughter), my family, and this country. I can never repay him for everything he has done, but I can at least try. I want to try by making one of his oldest wishes come true. My father has been a Kansas City Chiefs fan since he was a child and he has always wanted to attend a home game. My father recently received very sudden, involuntary, high-risk orders to Afghanistan for 10 months. This will be his 3rd time in Afghanistan and his 6th deployment overall. Before he is shipped overseas, he will be able to come home for the holidays for 2 weeks. In this time, I want to make his wish come true by surprising him with tickets to the Chiefs game that will take place on Christmas Eve. This would be such a memorable trip for our family and I know this would mean so much to him. My dad is my personal hero and I am trying to do everything in my power to make this happen for him, but I cannot do it alone.

Kansas City Chiefs Christmas Eve game for my dad!
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Bill donated $50.00
Jason donated $50.00
Malinda donated $20.00
Pam donated $100.00
Austin donated $10.00
Michael donated $30.00
Tina donated $5.00
Jason donated $40.00
James donated $10.00
Pamela donated $50.00
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 of my 11 donors for making one of dad's biggest dreams come true! I made this wish without my dad's knowledge and my family and I surprised him with the tickets. He was so surprised and I have never seen him so excited! We had the best Christmas Eve we could have ever imagined and made memories that we will cherish forever. My dad was even given an autographed ball from one of the Chiefs players who heard about his wish! Because of all of you, my dad was able to get the best send off he could before deploying to Afghanistan. He says that he's already planning our next trip to KC for when he comes home! We are all so appreciative and grateful for your support and for making this happen for my dad and our family. This experience really meant so much to us and we cannot thank you all enough..Thank you!!!!! - The Blanco Family
 
Army-Navy football game - 12/9/17

Dec 9th 2017

My name is PFC Roger Sandeen. I am a combat wounded Vietnam veteran. My current bucket list includes attending an Army-Navy football game with my son. I have always wanted to attend this game. My son is currently a fitness instructor providing human performance services to Navy Seals and Special Operations Marines in the San Diego area. In June 1968, I volunteered to serve my country and joined the U.S Army. I was deployed to South Vietnam in January 1969. After a month in country, I volunteered to be point man for my squad. On March 17, 1969 during a search and destroy mission, a booby-trapped grenade exploded in front of our point squad. I was severely wounded and my squad leader, James Harold Armstrong, was killed. I am thankful for the field medics who treated me initially to stop the bleeding and saving my life. I am also grateful to the helicopter pilots who evacuated me to a field hospital and the doctors and nurses who treated me there. Due to the combat operations and associated traumas, I have PTSD and a hearing loss. I love my country and would serve again in a heartbeat!!!! Thank you for reading and considering my request

Army-Navy football game - 12/9/17
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
Karry donated $20.00
Jack donated $50.00
Jeffrey donated $5.00
Charles donated $25.00
Jimmy donated $20.00
Theresa donated $20.00
Erin donated $60.00
Gina donated $25.00
DR LEAH WINGEART donated $100.00
Paul donated $25.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
As an Army veteran, I have always dreamed of attending the annual Army/Navy football game. Through the generosity of 11 individual donors and Vet Tix, my dream came true on Saturday, December 9. I attended the game with my son, Chris. I also got to celebrate my son's birthday on Sunday!! It was all very surreal. It was a beautiful day in Philadelphia - 30 degrees and snow. The game was outstanding with a lot of ups and downs. Army won 14-13 and the game was not decided until the very last play. Even though my team won, we are all one team when it comes to defending our country. I would like to say thank you, thank you, thank you to the 11 donors and Vet Tix for the tickets that you provided to me and my son. You are all very special people!!! Roger
 
4day Great Wolf Lodge Weekend

Dec 7th 2017

I just returned from my 4th deployment and would like to take my boys (14, 4, 3) on a waterpark weekend before Christmas. during this deployment I was served divorce papers and want to give my boys a great weekend that they'll remember.

4day Great Wolf Lodge Weekend
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Traci donated $25.00
Irma donated $50.00
Quentin donated $20.00
Kaya donated $10.00
Curtis donated $10.00
Ruth donated $50.00
Michele donated $25.00
Patricia donated $25.00
Jane donated $15.00
Michael donated $100.00
Susan donated $10.00
Brandon donated $5.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank You, to Everyone who made this Trip possible for my family. My kids Loved GWL so much and keep asking us when we're headed back. My 4 yr old loved riding all of the BIG slides. My 3 yr old Loved the Splash pad and Kiddie pool. The thing that they found most enjoyable was watching the Polar Express in the Grand Lobby and being able to lay out on Blankets and eat popcorn. Again Thank You EVERYONE!!!
 
Disney World

Dec 4th 2017

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for taking a moment to read this and for supporting our military! I am currently on active duty, approaching my 12 year mark and just returned from deployment. We are a family of 6 and I would love the opportunity to spend either Christmas or Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World with my family this year since I missed being home with them in 2016. Disney World is our family's "happy place" and even though our children are growing up (we have one graduating high school in June) and getting older, Disney has a way of bringing us all closer together. I would especially like to be able to take them to the Very Merry Christmas Party one evening! Thank you again for all of your support!

Disney World
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
George donated $5.00
Cindy donated $10.00
Karen donated $10.00
Kristin donated $50.00
Julie donated $20.00
Scott donated $25.00
Douglas donated $10.00
Mark donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund. with funds From:
Funds donated by MILTRIBE - The Military Community Marketplace
MILTRIBE - The Military Community Marketplace
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Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you VetTix and all of the gracious donors who helped make our trip so memorable! We were able to spend the holidays together in the most magical place on earth and even celebrate/announce our new bundle of joy!
 
Nutcracker Ballet

Dec 2nd 2017

My name is SrA Ella Tesar and I am currently serving with the Texas Air National Guard. I was Active Duty prior to separating to better raise my daughter. I am currently on my second deployment and will be returning home this summer. My husband, SrA Matthew Tesar, is currently Active Duty in Oklahoma. We have both made many sacrifices and faced many challenges as any military family does. My husband and I would love to be able to go see the Nutcracker Ballet in Dallas at the Winspear Opera House! Thank you for supporting our wish!

Nutcracker Ballet
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Aaron donated $2.00
Dawn donated $20.00
Jason donated $178.00
Texas Ballet Theater donated 2 tickets
This Hero has not filled out a thank you message.
 
Disneyland Family Vacation

Nov 22nd 2017

I am MSgt Christina Petruzzi and I am currently deployed on a 365 tour in Kabul, Afghanistan working with the Afghan Air Force to Train Advise and Assist. This year has been one of the hardest years of my life and I know it has been very difficult on my 2 boys Giovanni (7) and Jacob (15) While dealing with this deployment, sibling separation for the past 11 months + due to different fathers and upcoming divorce and PCS, I just need a break and time to bond again with my children together. I would like to take them on a 4 day park hopper vacation to Disneyland as we have never been there and would love the time to bond with my babies. I am due home within the next few weeks. Disneyland Vacation- 4 day hopper passes for 4

Disneyland Family Vacation
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Jodi donated $20.00
Mark donated $15.00
Robert donated $10.00
Irma donated $50.00
Alejangra donated $20.00
Jason donated $10.00
Michele donated $100.00
Steven donated $10.00
Brandon donated $1.00
Christopher donated $50.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank You from the bottom of our hearts for the kindness and Generosity. My boys and I truly appreciate the tickets and opportunity to bond together~
 
Dallas Cowboys Game

Nov 19th 2017

My name is AOC (AW/SW) Hector J Gonzalez my wish is for my wife (Jamie) and myself to attend a Dallas Cowboys Game on the 19th of November 2017. I have been in the United States Navy for 18 years now. I have been assigned to the USS CARL VINSON for the past 5 years. During this time we have completed a ten-month deployment, a six-month deployment and our battle group is preparing for another 6-month deployment in the beginning of the year 2018. With all the deployments and out to sea training exercises, my wife and I have found it difficult to have a weekend getaway. To top it all off, after the upcoming deployment, we will be transferring to our next duty station in the Pacific Northwest making it more difficult for us to travel to Dallas to catch a game. Most of our time is consumed with our kids and everyday life. We will be making a trip to Texas so the kids can visit their grandmother. Since my hometown of Odessa is 5 hours from Dallas, Jamie and myself will be driving to Dallas to take a tour of AT&T Stadium, since tickets to tour the stadium are not out of reach. We would really like to attend an actual game but tickets are at least $200.00 each and due to our upcoming PCS, we are unable to purchase game tickets.

Dallas Cowboys Game
United States Navy
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
We can not thank you enough for the tickets to the Dallas Cowboys game!! The seats were amazing and the time we got to spend together was more than memorable. You gave us more than just tickets to a game, you gave us the gift of memories!! This was my dream, and I still can not believe that it came true!!
 
New England Patriots game

Nov 12th 2017

My name is SrA Tyler Symoens. I was born in Wisconsin but raised the biggest Michigan fan and patriots fan due to my grandfather. Currently serving active duty 6 years tomorrow and extended for another year before reenlisting in 2018. Just got back from my second deployment this time supporting operation inherent resolve on July 24th. I'm currently a SrA in the Air Force testing for Ssgt. I'm part of the 21 CES/CEF at Peterson AFB Colorado Springs CO. I'm a firefighter for the military. As a military firefighter I do the same jobs and duties as a civilian firefighter. Our main job is to protect our aircraft and our base from fire and any other hazards. My wish is to attend the New England Patriots game vs the Denver Broncos in November.

 New England Patriots game
United States Air Force
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Desire donated $10.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you very much for making my Hero's Wish come true, very appreciated. Even more so that the game was the Salute to Service game. Thank you to Vet Tix and the donors.
 
Disney World Family Trip

Nov 10th 2017

Hello, I am SPC Sam Pearson, I am currently deployed to Afghanistan, this is my 2nd deployment. My first deployment was with 10th Mountain Division, conducting route clearance with combat engineers, this deployment I am with the Infantry out of Fort Bliss. My first time away from 2 of my kids, My wife and I have 3 together. Two of them were born between the first deployment and this one. As far as our children, One is currently 5 months old, and the other is nearly two. And the third has just turned 5. None of my family, including myself have ever been to Disney World, or even Florida. And we have figured it would be a dream trip upon my return. I am looking to take my family on a trip to Disney World.

Disney World Family Trip
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
George donated $5.00
Cody donated $20.00
Christopher donated $10.00
Kreg donated $20.00
Michael donated $10.00
Jennifer donated $10.00
William donated $50.00
Erich donated $50.00
David donated $50.00
Nikhil Satish donated $275.00
Donald donated $15.00
Michele donated $100.00
Steven donated $10.00
Greg donated $10.00
Raymond donated $15.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
My family and I, would like to thank all the gracious donors who made this post deployment Disney World trip come true for us. It was an amazing way to experience Florida and Disney World for the first time. We had an excellent time and are sure to remember the generosity of all the outstanding members involved. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all.
 
Seattle Seahawks

Nov 5th 2017

I am a wounded Warrior with deployments to Iraq. I have 2 children. The dates are I was medically retired in 2013 from wounds I incurred during those deployments to include TBI, PTSD, Knee surgery, 3 shoulder surgeries, and recently a back fusion, migraines, and chronic pain daily. I am married for 18 years with two children Alan 08-30-1997 and Amanda 03-04-2017 my wife Shari 04-27-1966 and myself Alan Humphrey III 02-13-1975 will attend the Football game. I have spent most the time during 2003 to 2013 with the deployments and military necessary time away from my family. With short intervals of time at home. I feel that going to these games would involve family time to reconnect with my wife and children. Thank you in advance for this opportunity to be with my family.

Seattle Seahawks
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by:
David donated $10.00
Sheila donated $100.00
David donated $20.00
Hans donated $25.00
Karry donated $10.00
Jesse donated $100.00
JOHN donated $25.00
Eric donated $25.00
Matora donated $30.00
Jennifer donated $55.00
Richard donated $100.00
William donated $10.00
Nicholas donated $10.00
Seattle Seahawks - NFL donated 4 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
I would like to thank Vettix, the Seattle Seahawks and the 13 individual donors for my Hero's Wish. I had an amazing time with my family being able to go on the field for the pre-game practice and the seats were great. The game did not go as we liked Seattle Seahawks losing but it was a great time. Thank you for making it possible for us to attend. Alan Humphrey III
 
Post Deployment Disneyland Vacation

Oct 25th 2017

My name is GySgt Justin Bond. It'll be 17 years of service come this August 2017. The toughest part about being in the military is leaving your biggest support system...my family sacrifices so much for my career. I am currently deployed in Spain and will not return until August sometime (7 months gone). We are a larger family and have not had the funds to take our children on a family vacation since getting married 8 years ago. I would love to be able to surprise our 4 kids 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 (5) Disneyland 3-day park hopper tickets for my family; My wife Rebecca and our 4 kids; Juni 15, Nicky 10, Jacob 4 and Elsie 2. We would love to take this trip in October 2017. Any sort of contribution will help our family greatly and we would be eternally grateful. Thank you and God Bless.

Post Deployment Disneyland Vacation
United States Marine Corps
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
Robert donated $50.00
Scott donated $5.00
Mark donated $5.00
Susan donated $15.00
Raymond donated $15.00
Karen donated $15.00
Wesley donated $5.00
Azalea donated $10.00
Calvin donated $20.00
Karen donated $5.00
Richard donated $25.00
Hollee donated $10.00
Mark donated $10.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund. with funds From:
Funds donated by MILTRIBE - The Military Community Marketplace
MILTRIBE - The Military Community Marketplace
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Thank You Message From Hero:
My family and I are so incredibly grateful for the Vet Tix organization and the donors who contributed to our wish to Disneyland. Seeing the excitement and magic in our children's eyes was priceless and has afforded us memories forever. Thank you so much for all that you did for our family, we are eternally grateful. Blessings!!
 
World Series game

Oct 25th 2017

Hello, my name is Sergeant David Montoya. I am a retired sergeant which I have severed in the Army and National Guard for over twenty-two years. When I was eighteen I joined the Army and was sent to Germany for three years. Since then I have done various tours of duty which some have been here in the states. I am married with two kids and two grandkids. I would love to take my son David to a world series game before I die. We have never been to a baseball game and I would love to take him. My wish is to go to a World Series game here in the United States.

World Series game
United States Army
Severely Wounded Veteran
Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund. with funds From:
Funds donated by MILTRIBE - The Military Community Marketplace
MILTRIBE - The Military Community Marketplace
.
Thank You Message From Hero:
What an excellent, exciting, and amazing time we had at the World Series in Los Angeles. My son and I would love to thank all the donors that helped us in receiving these tickets.
 
2017 F1 US Grand Prix

Oct 22nd 2017

My name is Sergeant Troy Thomas. I am currently post-deployment from my second tour in Afghanistan. I am working my way into being more comfortable in crowds and social settings. I am a HUGE Formula One fan and missed most of the past few seasons due to deployments. I have not been to Austin, TX to see the new facility or a race and I would love to take my wife and experience F1, one of my favorite sports. I would like to respectfully request tickets for the practice and qualifying sessions, along with the actual race. Regardless of what I may receive, I am grateful for the opportunity to share my love of F1 and I appreciate your consideration.

2017 F1 US Grand Prix
United States Army
Currently Serving
Wish fulfilled by:
David donated $25.00
Douglas donated $10.00
Michael donated $10.00
Dorothy donated $100.00
Thomas donated $25.00
Freddie donated $10.00
Mark donated $50.00
Alexis donated $20.00
Stefan donated $750.00
Circuit of the Americas - COTA donated 6 tickets
Thank You Message From Hero:
What an incredible experience! My wife and I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to COTA, as well as the following donors: David, Douglas, Michael, Dorothy, Thomas, Freddie, Mark, Alexis, and Stefan. Without their support, we would not have been able to have this once-in-a-lifetime experience. With the help of our family, we were able to fly to Austin and stay for the entire F1 weekend. The staff at COTA went out of their way to make this a memorable experience with great seats in Turn 15. We also had an opportunity to tour the grounds, do all of the Formula One experiences, and attend the Justin Timberlake concert on Saturday night. It was also incredibly helpful to have such great parking available with our race tickets! Parking allowed us to leave quickly following the race and make our return flight home on Sunday evening. Thank you again so much for this absolutely incredible experience. I never expect or demand any praise for serving my country, so this goes above and beyond. Thank you again from my wife and me for this amazing vacation. Sincerely, Sgt. Troy Thomas
 
Charger vs Raiders game

Oct 15th 2017

I am the father of Sgt. Clinton K. Ruiz. Clint was killed in action on 10/25/2012 in Khas Uruzgan Afghanistan while serving with the United States Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I am a Gold Star Father and I would like to take a severely combat wounded veteran to see our favorite teams compete. Sgt. Geoffrey Quevedo lost an arm and a leg in an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2012 and I lost my son that same year. Geoffrey and I have become close over the last several years. Geoffrey is a Raider fan and I, along with my son, Charger fans. Geoffrey has never seen the Raiders play in Oakland and I would like to take him to see a game before they move to Las Vegas.

Charger vs Raiders game
United States Army
Family of KIA
Wish fulfilled by:
Babak donated $15.00
Raul donated $100.00
Tina donated $5.00
Tina donated $10.00
John donated $25.00
Kristine donated $100.00
Quentin donated $50.00
Lance donated $25.00
Remainder of Wish fulfilled by the Veteran Tickets Foundation general Hero's Wish Fund..
Thank You Message From Hero:
Thank you so much for granting our Hero Wish!! We had a great time creating new memories and sharing old ones... God Bless you and thank you again!!!
 


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