Wishes: Military

Date Granted:
September 25, 2012
Location:
Orangeburg, South Carolina

A recently retired Navy veteran and his family got a welcomed surprise to help them through a difficult time.

The family breathed a sigh of reassurance and surprise when representatives from Wish Upon a Hero walked onto their lawn with a supersized check.

The check for $1,645 covered three car payments crucial to the family's ability to stay afloat while in a financial clinch.

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Date Granted:
January 10, 2011
Location:
Hastings, Florida

A homecoming for an Iraq soldier was something that was in sight for this Florida wife. With her husband coming home, she was anxious to get there and be for her husband as he arrives back home. There was only one problem with him coming home, and it was the fact that he was going to arrive at Fort Riley, Kansas and this couple lives in Florida. She attempted to call the airlines, rental car services, and even hotels but there has been no help being offered.

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Date Granted:
December 20, 2012
Location:
Waldorf, Maryland

An Afghanistan veteran and his family were in an economic struggle and looking for help. A Maryland family, that had the grace of getting their husband/father back from Afghanistan was still having hardships with their financial stability. With two kids, and another one on the way, they were struggling with paying their bills to support their family. During their troublesome times, this family turned to WUAH to see if there was a hero to help. After hearing their story, the Hike for Heroes program at WUAH decided to help pay for this family's bills and credit cards.

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Date Granted:
December 10, 2011
Location:
Ecorse, Michigan

A former Desert Shield/Storm Marine Corps vet was in need of help. Now this vet is attending school full time and his wife, who is also a former soldier is bartending at a local pub. They also have a two year old son who means the world to them. The help this family needed started a couple months ago when the soldier's wife broke her leg in two places and also hurt her ankle bad. This injury has caused her to require surgery, which has been postponed twice.

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Date Granted:
December 8, 2011
Location:
Franklin, North Carolina

POSTED WISH: "Hello my name is Clarissa, My husband spent 10 years in the army and was medically discharged. After leaving the army he did not have any skills that would be useful in the job market. He became a truck driver and due to lack of medical and dental care he has lost all his top teeth. He was told once it was also something that weakened his teeth which is why they all started breaking off. He never smiles, he is scared to talk to people. We have since put him through school and he is now a ford tech.

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Date Granted:
December 21, 2012
Location:
Eglin AFB, Florida

Over the past several years our growing family has suffered several financial setbacks and we have acquired a generous amount of debt. Jared is in the Army (Special Forces) and because of the numerous deployments, long training events, hectic work schedule, and the high cost of childcare I am unable to work. We have three daughters under the age of five that contribute to the general financial stress. We think we have stemmed the tide of accumulating debt; however, we need help.

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Date Granted:
January 3, 2012
Location:
Woodlawn, Tennessee

An Army wife's wish to be able to support her family.  Seeking assistnace with USCIS fees so she could begin a career as a police officer.  She also has 3 young daughters and needed assistance with their daycare/school costs. 

Date Granted:
December 19, 2011
Location:
Leander, Texas

A military family of five is struggling financially to pay utilities month to month. The electric was scheduled to be shut off around Christmas time. Just in time for a little holiday magic, Wish Upon a Hero paid off all of their utility bils. The family now has a fresh start on a very Happy New Year!

 

 

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Date Granted:
January 2, 2012
Location:
Pasadena, Maryland

Recently retired from the Army and unable to find a job Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on this veterans home.  New rain gutters were needed because the downspout was sending water into the basement. Water also went into his daughters room but when we called the insurance company, they came out and said that the water was from a leaking roof which was not tied into the hurricane.  A new roof  was also needed. 

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Date Granted:
December 29, 2011
Location:
Mullica Hill, New Jersey

Tony is a disabled veteran who has a hard time walking up and down steps. His ability to make it up and down the stairs is quickly diminishing. He lives in a one story home but he does have to go up stairs to access his front door. Corporate Hero, EP Henry supplied all the pavers to complete Tony's new ramp.

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