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SSG Gregory Rich

SSG Gregory Rich

SSG Rich just experienced his worst nightmare when he lost everything in a fire destroying his apartment in South Bend. His family also lost their family kitty, Kit Kat. To make matters even worse, SSG Rich did not have renter’s insurance to help replace his belongs. When the insurance policy came due for renewal recently, the insurance company opted not to renew the policy, and sent notification to his previous address in Milwaukee, WI. SSG Rich had no idea he was no longer covered by his renter’s insurance policy.

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SSGT Marvin Cooper and Family

SSGT Marvin Cooper and Family

On Saturday, December 14th, Indiana Pacers guard, George Hill and Wish for Our Heroes joined forces once again at the 3rd Annual “HILL”acious Holiday Bash, which was held this year at the Lucas Oil Estate in Carmel, thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Lucas. One of the families that was surprised at the event was the Cooper family.

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Indiana Pacers host 30 Military Children for gift cards and shopping!

Indiana Pacers host 30 Military Children for gift cards and shopping!

We would like to thank the Indiana Pacers for hosting 30 military children at the Greenwood Park Mall on December 12, 2013 to give them the Christmas of a lifetime. The Pacers joined forces with Wish for Our Heroes and provided each military child with a $200 gift card, and the players and children spent the entire night shopping.

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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TEXAS WOUNDED WARRIOR

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TEXAS WOUNDED WARRIOR

Christmas came early for SSG Seth Pena who is currently residing at Ft. Sam Houston in the wounded warrior unit. SSG Pena suffered severe injuries and the only place he had to sit was a very uncomfortable wheelchair. Wish For Our Heroes provided SSG Pena with a new recliner to help provide a little comfort during his long recovery.

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OUR FIRST WISH EVER GRANTED

OUR FIRST WISH EVER GRANTED

Last week, we announced the 4th anniversary of Wish For Our Heroes Inc. assisting the troops. In honor of that, here’s a look at our very first wish ever granted! The wish went to SPC Rob Forrest , a soldier of 2‐7 Cavalry stationed at Fort Hood (Killeen, TX). Rob, and his wife Samantha, were young parents of four: Michael (11), Nicolas (10), Jason (8), and Heather (3).

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Colts punter helps provide military family homecoming

Colts punter helps provide military family homecoming

Wish for Our Heroes and Indianapolis Colts punter, Pat McAfee, helped organize a very impactful military homecoming for Veteran's Day weekend. The family of Sergeant First Class Jeremy Inocencio got a big surprise when they were brought to the middle of the field at halftime and presented a brand new vehicle purchased by McAfee.

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SFC Brian Schramm

SFC Brian Schramm

SFC Brian Schramm has had the worst 1 ½ weeks in his life. His mother, who has severe dementia, has been living with him and his family for the past 3 years. Her needs have become more that he can care for at home and is in the process of getting her into a nursing home.

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TAILGATING WITH A CAUSE

TAILGATING WITH A CAUSE

Wish For Our Heroes Inc. was presenting the Garza family with a check for monies raised last week tailgating at UT, when Dulce Vida Tequila

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Touching Story Results From Comedy Show

Touching Story Results From Comedy Show

Saturday night we were honored to be the beneficiary of the HUMOR for HEROES comedy night at John T. Floore Country Store in San Antonio, TX. Whenever we are honored at an event, we like to pay it forward by helping a military member. On Saturday, we were honored to assist CPT Kyle Blett of Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

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A Race Wish Come True

A Race Wish Come True

My sincerest gratitude goes out to Wish For Our Heroes Inc. and all those who have made it possible for my girlfriend and I to go to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing The Indianapolis 500...

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Another example of people coming together to make a military family’s wish come true.

Another example of people coming together to make a military family’s wish come true.

Well, this is too cool. Another example of people coming together to make a military family's wish come true. Thanks to the Lowry family of Illinois for donating Justin Bieber tickets, Madison Cantu got a HUGE surprise today when she got home from school.

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SGT Joshua Mullins, Fort Campbell

SGT Joshua Mullins, Fort Campbell

After 12 years in the Army, including 3 combat tours, SGT Joshua Mullins has served his country well. He, his wife, and two daughters are stationed at Fort Campbell, but SGT Mullins is in the process of getting med boarded out of the Army due to multiple knee surgeries.

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Leave No Man Behind…

Leave No Man Behind…

Part of the spirit and the culture of the U.S. military is the creed that you don't leave anyone behind—whether injured, captured, or deceased. The bond that is formed between troops is one that lasts beyond their time in the service; it lasts a lifetime. So when SPC William Weaver of Fort Bliss, TX, received the disheartening news that his battle buddy, SPC Randall Hooper, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Phoenix, he wanted to do anything he could to assist his family.

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SFC Dusty Beam, a Soldier of the 1-345th Engineer Battalion, 157th Infantry Brigade

SFC Dusty Beam, a Soldier of the 1-345th Engineer Battalion, 157th Infantry Brigade

Soldiers of the 205th Infantry Brigade and Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., were honored at center court by Wish for Our Heroes and the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis during halftime of a game between the Pacers and the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

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As we stand vigil, a nation looks out for our loved ones…

As we stand vigil, a nation looks out for our loved ones…

We were honored when two of our wish recipients submitted the following article to the San Antonio Express-News , after receiving wishes for their special needs children from Wish for Our Heroes.

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