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Sponsored by Jim Chern
Marine Sgt. Sean Hunt
Seattle, WA
Anything I can do to help those who do so much for us... hard to say no Marine Sgt. Sean Hunt Age When Injured: 19 Deployment: Ramadi, Iraq Wish Goal: $600.00 Sean's Story Sgt Sean Hunt was deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in 2004-2005 with Golf Company, 1st Platoon Second Battalion, Fifth Marines.  During his deployment, he was caught in many firefights and was subjected to countless explosions.  After living through multiple violent exchanges with the enemy and being blown up numerous times, there was one particular IED blast that was severe enough to knock he and his fellow Marines in the area off their feet and rendered them unconscious. Sgt Hunt could not hear, even after regaining consciousness for 24 hours after the attack. This blast, coupled with the RPG that was shot at him (which missed), caused his continuing suffering from severe tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and partial bilateral hearing loss.  While in public, Sgt Hunt now reads lips and matches that with spoken tones.  In most cases, he is unable to hear what people are trying to say to him. Wish: A New Couch For His Home Sgt Hunt currently lives in Washington state and is working hard to improve his home and quality of life.  The current couch he has in his home is riddled with holes and broken springs.  His wish is for a new couch to improve the way his home looks and allows him to be comfortable while relaxing! About A Million Thanks The A Million Thanks non-profit organization, based in Southern California, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization which provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women & their families through the Send-A-Letter, Grant-A-Wish and Fund-A-Scholar program.  The organization collects and distributes millions of thank you letters to our active duty military serving overseas annually, grants quality of life wishes for our injured veterans and funds higher education scholarships for children of our fallen military. Learn more about how to send a thank you letter, help grant more wishes and fund more scholarships here: www.AMillionThanks.org  How the funds will be used The money raised for this campaign will go to granting this veterans wish.  The cost for each veteran to have their wish fulfilled includes all fees associated with the campaign. The money raised will be distributed by A Million Thanks and their trusted networks that fulfill these wishes for veterans. Please note: Any funds raised above the goal amount will be used by A Million Thanks to fund a similar wish of another veteran. If you would like to raise money to help grant a veterans wish, you can visit this page.
Sponsored by Keith Ezell
Army Sgt Jose Sanchez
Clearwater, FL
A Marine from Florida who needs help. Army Sgt Jose Sanchez Age When Injured: 50 Deployment: Afghanistan Wish Goal: $5,500.00 Jose's Story Sgt Jose Sanchez lived close to New York City and was part of the National Guard in 2001.  On the morning of 9/11/2001, upon seeing the planes striking the World Trade Center towers, Mr. Sanchez immediately responded to scene and helped to save as many American lives as possible that day.  The events surrounding 9/11 encouraged him to re-enlist in the Army and he was soon deployed.  During September 2006, while in Afghanistan with the 102nd Infantry, Sgt Sanchez was engaged in a firefight with enemy combatants.  A mortar exploded very close to his position and the blast caused many compound injuries including partial paralysis, nerve damage on his right side and a very troublesome eye injury.  Following the blast that severely wounded Sgt. Sanchez he was medevaced to Landstuhl Hospital in Germany and then onto Walter Reed where he spent over 10 months recovering. In the years the followed his tour in Afghanistan, he developed severe PTSD as well. Wish Description: A Walk-in Shower In His Home One of the most challenging aspects of coping with his injuries is the ability to complete everyday tasks.  Due to his worsening nerve damage and paralysis on the right side of his body, it is difficult for him to step into the bath tub/shower that is currently in his home.  Being able to enter the shower with the ease that a walk-in shower unit provides would allow his morning routine to become much more pain free. About A Million Thanks The A Million Thanks non-profit organization, based in Southern California, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization which provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women & their families through the Send-A-Letter, Grant-A-Wish and Fund-A-Scholar program.  The organization collects and distributes millions of thank you letters to our active duty military serving overseas annually, grants quality of life wishes for our injured veterans and funds higher education scholarships for children of our fallen military. Learn more about how to send a thank you letter, help grant more wishes and fund more scholarships here: www.AMillionThanks.org  How the funds will be used The money raised for this campaign will go to granting this veterans wish.  The cost for each veteran to have their wish fulfilled includes all fees associated with the campaign. The money raised will be distributed by A Million Thanks and their trusted networks that fulfill these wishes for veterans. Please note: Any funds raised above the goal amount will be used by A Million Thanks to fund a similar wish of another veteran. If you would like to raise money to help grant a veterans wish, you can visit this page.
Sponsored by Kevin Christy
Daughter: Army CPT Travis Patriquin
New York, NY
In December of 2006, Captain Travis Patriquin gave his life in Iraq in service to our country. This year I'm sponsoring his daughter Emily to help achieve her dream of attending The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She's a 4.0 student who has worked hard to get acceptance, and in honor of her lost dad I'm sponsoring a drive to fund her tuition. Please consider supporting Emily alongside me! Daughter of Army CPT Travis Patriquin Name: Emily Echo Patriquin Date of Passing: December 6, 2006 Scholarship Amount $10,000 School Attending: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Emily’s father, CPT Travis Patriquin was stationed in Ramadi, Iraq, with the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, out of Germany. During a hostile attack against US forces, CPT Patriquin was killed in action due to blast injuries. Emily is a senior at Caddo Parish Magnet High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is a 4.0 student, volunteers as a “Big Sister”, and is the Vice President of the International Thespian Troupe #3594. From a very young age, Emily’s father taught her to be empathetic and to always see the other side of the story. This piece of wisdom inspired her to take up acting - a place where should could stand on stage in front of an audience and make people understand the whole story, not just one side. Emily’s passion for acting is to search for truths and share them with others. Emily will start her freshman year at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in the fall of 2017. About A Million Thanks The A Million Thanks non-profit organization, based in Southern California, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization which provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women & their families through the Send-A-Letter, Grant-A-Wish and Fund-A-Scholar program.  The organization collects and distributes millions of thank you letters to our active duty military serving overseas annually, grants quality of life wishes for our injured veterans and funds higher education scholarships for children of our fallen military. Learn more about how to send a thank you letter, help grant more wishes and fund more scholarships here: www.AMillionThanks.org  How the funds will be used The money raised for this campaign will go to the surviving child of the fallen soldier for college tuition and expenses. The cost for tuition and expenses includes all fees associated with the campaign. The money raised will be distributed by A Million Thanks and their trusted networks that fulfill these wishes for veterans and their surviving children. Please note: Any funds raised above the goal amount will be used by A Million Thanks to fund a similar wish of another veteran. If you would like to raise money to help grant a veterans wish, you can visit this page.
Sponsored by Kathy Terrill Sharp
Marine SSgt Mark Daniels
San Diego, CA
Having been in Law enforcement for over 26 years I know that sacrifices that are made by first responders and specifically our Military. My 93 year old Dad is a Veteran of ww2 and cameo back with malaria and severe lost of hearing. I wish they would have had a project like this for ww2 vets. Thank you for your service.... Marine SSgt Mark Daniels Age When Injured: 30 Deployment: Afghanistan Wish Goal: $2,000.00 Mark's Story Mark was deployed to Afghanistan and on 8 June 2013 he and five other Marines, along with his Military Working Dog Aura, were in a vehicle when it was hit by a 200 lb. IED.  No Marines were killed in the blast but four of them, including Mark, were medevaced home.  Mark sustained a TBI with bleeding on his brain, along with other neck and back injuries.  When he came home, he needed a  lot of assistance and it took it’s toll on his family.  Throughout his treatment, Mark continued to show his passion for being a Marine.  In 2014 Mark decided to continue his career with the Marine Corps and pushed hard to re-enlist. His working dog, Aura, was retired and came to live with his family in California. Wish Description: To Renew His Vows With His Wife Over seven years ago Mark and his Wife Jesca said “I Do” at a small Justice of the Peace in Hawaii.  At that time Mark and Jesca did not have a true ceremony or reception.  Family and friends were unable to make it to Hawaii due to the distance and the only Mark and Jesca were present when they exchanged their vows.  SSgt Daniels wishes to have a vow renewal ceremony with his wife, back at home in Missouri where their family and friends could celebrate with them! They have a small venue picked out and are looking forward to having a private ceremony in a beautiful barn with loved ones surrounding them! About A Million Thanks The A Million Thanks non-profit organization, based in Southern California, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization which provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women & their families through the Send-A-Letter, Grant-A-Wish and Fund-A-Scholar program.  The organization collects and distributes millions of thank you letters to our active duty military serving overseas annually, grants quality of life wishes for our injured veterans and funds higher education scholarships for children of our fallen military. Learn more about how to send a thank you letter, help grant more wishes and fund more scholarships here: www.AMillionThanks.org How the funds will be used The money raised for this campaign will go to granting this veterans wish.  The cost for each veteran to have their wish fulfilled includes all fees associated with the campaign. The money raised will be distributed by A Million Thanks and their trusted networks that fulfill these wishes for veterans. Please note: Any funds raised above the goal amount will be used by A Million Thanks to fund a similar wish of another veteran. If you would like to raise money to help grant a veterans wish, you can visit this page.
Sponsored by Tiffany Tucker Mladinich
Army SFC Tara Hutchinson
San Antonio, TX
Let's show Tara how much we appreciate her sacrifice and that she is not alone. We have not forgotten her and want her to find peace and security. Please share and donate... Army SFC Tara Hutchinson Age When Injured: 30 Deployment: Iraq Wish Goal: $1000.00 Tara's Story During SFC Hutchinson’s ten year career with the U.S. Army, she was a Military Police Officer and deployed to Iraq.  On Valentine’s Day 2006, an explosive device was detonated next to her vehicle while she was in Baghdad.  Her entire right leg was instantly severed as a result of the blast and the severe blood loss from her injuries caused part of her brain to die, leaving her, still to this day, with a movement disorder.  She suffered 3rd-degree burns on her body including her left leg where her boot melted to her skin in the heat of the explosion. Due to the short length of her residual limb, complications arose when she was initially fitted for her prosthetic, leaving her wheelchair bound.  She is currently being treated at the VA for PTSD, depression and nerve pain.   Wish Request - Branding & Packaging Designed For Her Small Business In the thick of her recovery, SFC Hutchinson’s therapist suggested that she find a hobby that would help to improve her fine motor skills.  SFC Hutchinson decided to try making jewelry for her friends and family.  Once she attempted to make jewelry, she knew it was her calling.  SFC Hutchinson excelled at making her own jewelry and slowly started her own business and ran it out of her garage. Each day, SFC Hutchinson practiced and the art of making jewelry and it almost made her movement disorder disappear.  Her burning passion is to create jewelry and empower women with her story and her jewelry!  As her small business has grown, SFC Hutchinson needs to develop proper branding and packaging to be able to sell her jewelry at various shows and pop-up events in her area.  There is a great demand for her product and she needs the professional touch of proper branding and packaging to really make her business flourish.  Additionally, SFC Hutchinson needs other marketing collateral to continue developing the professional reputation that she has worked so hard to develop.  About A Million Thanks The A Million Thanks non-profit organization, based in Southern California, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization which provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women & their families through the Send-A-Letter, Grant-A-Wish and Fund-A-Scholar program.  The organization collects and distributes millions of thank you letters to our active duty military serving overseas annually, grants quality of life wishes for our injured veterans and funds higher education scholarships for children of our fallen military. Learn more about how to send a thank you letter, help grant more wishes and fund more scholarships here: www.AMillionThanks.org How the funds will be used: The money raised for this campaign will go to granting this veterans wish.  The cost for each veteran to have their wish fulfilled includes all fees associated with the campaign. The money raised will be distributed by A Million Thanks and their trusted networks that fulfill these wishes for veterans. Please note: Any funds raised above the goal amount will be used by A Million Thanks to fund a similar wish of another veteran. If you would like to raise money to help grant a veterans wish, you can visit this page .
Sponsored by Mayra Luria
Navy LCDR Miguel Cruz
Tampa, FL
My dear friends, This Veteran has a need he was injured in defense of our country and now we can help him achieve a wish. I ask that you give what you can and help me reach a goal that is easily attainable. We have so much reach deep and help Navy LCDR Miguel Cruz Age When Injured: 38 Deployment: Iraq Wish Goal: $1,045.00 Miguel's Story On February 2004, he was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. At that time he was a member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14. One of his missions was to support the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in Hussayba, Al Anbar Province, Iraq. The forward base was constantly under fire (direct and indirect) or under surveillance by enemy forward observers. Such an environment didn't allow for formations or large gatherings in the open. Because of this, incoming convoys with materials had to be offloaded very quickly in order to avoid attacks. Early morning on June 30th, his detachment received a convoy of construction materials. Due to enemies positioned close to the base and the high probability of an attack and previous attacks under similar conditions, the team had to rush the unloading. He was unloading near one of the trailers when a forklift was lifting the top pallet of HESCO barriers (approximately 1,000 Lbs.) from the opposite side of the trailer. The forklift operator at that time didn't realize that he was also lifting the pallet on the other side. One pallet fell from the trailer and crushed LCDR Cruz to the ground. He was taken by MEDEVAC from Hussayba to Baghdad, then to Germany and finally to Bethesda Naval Hospital. He was diagnosed with lower back fractures (L3, L4 and L5), left knee injuries (complete tear of PCL and MCL), a cracked rib, and a hip injury. He spent a month in the hospital recovering. During his recovery, he was diagnosed with PTSD. He was discharged from Bethesda Naval Hospital, and placed on convalescent leave until further notice. Due to the fractures to his vertebrae, he is not able to do many basic tasks without crippling pain. Sitting and standing for long periods of time bring about numbness in his legs and severe pain in his back. Two of his permanent injuries have left him in a state of constant pain. His PTSD has given him severe insomnia and worsening depression. Wish Description: Scuba Instructor Certification LCDR Cruz grew up in Puerto Rico and has always had a love for the water. His dream is to become a Master Scuba Instructor. This requires years of training and diving certifications. Being in the water is much more comfortable for him given his physical injuries. The peace of mind while diving helps him out tremendously with his psychological injuries. Through the GI Bill, LCDR Cruz is able to get 50% of his tuition to achieve Master Instructor covered leaving him with a lot of the expense to cover out of pocket. He also needs equipment to achieve the highest level diving certification. About A Million Thanks The A Million Thanks non-profit organization, based in Southern California, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization which provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women & their families through the Send-A-Letter, Grant-A-Wish and Fund-A-Scholar program.  The organization collects and distributes millions of thank you letters to our active duty military serving overseas annually, grants quality of life wishes for our injured veterans and funds higher education scholarships for children of our fallen military. Learn more about how to send a thank you letter, help grant more wishes and fund more scholarships here: www.AMillionThanks.org. How the funds will be used The money raised for this campaign will go to granting this veterans wish.  The cost for each veteran to have their wish fulfilled includes all fees associated with the campaign. The money raised will be distributed by A Million Thanks and their trusted networks that fulfill these wishes for veterans. Please note: Any funds raised above the goal amount will be used by A Million Thanks to fund a similar wish of another veteran. If you would like to raise money to help grant a veterans wish, you can visit this page.
Sponsored by James Watts
Army Sgt. Jesse Jackson
Fallon, NV
If an explanation is really needed, why are you even looking at this? Army Sgt. Jesse Jackson Age When Injured: 26 Deployment: Iraq Wish Goal: $3,800.00 Jesse's Story It was December 6, 2006, in Iraq. Sgt. Jackson’s platoon was on a route clearance mission and on their way back to their base, his vehicle was hit by an RPG. Shrapnel from the explosion hit his right leg, causing major knee damage. He has had five knee operations to fix the damaged cartilage, ligaments, and muscles, but the doctors are saying that he will need a full knee replacement. However, because he is still young, the doctors do not believe the replacement will last for the duration of his life. At this point, he is on a pain management regiment and walks with a cane until a permanent option is possible. Wish Description: To Give His Wife An Overdue Honeymoon Sgt. Jackson’s wife and kids have been a strong source of help and motivation to get better. The challenges that come along with recovering from his injuries still cause his family to sacrifice so much. Sgt. Jackson’s wife has been by his side, even before they were married as he was going through excruciating surgeries and physical therapy. Because of this, Sgt. Jackson and his wife never had the chance to go on a honeymoon after they were married. Additionally, his painful every day life does not allow him to spend the quality time with his kids that they deserve. Sgt. Jackson and his wife are proud parents of three amazing children with one of them being a newborn! His wish is to take a tropical vacation with his family, somewhere like Hawaii, where they can enjoy themselves at the beach and relax in a paradise. Quality family time is his biggest wish of all! About A Million Thanks The A Million Thanks non-profit organization, based in Southern California, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization which provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women & their families through the Send-A-Letter, Grant-A-Wish and Fund-A-Scholar program.  The organization collects and distributes millions of thank you letters to our active duty military serving overseas annually, grants quality of life wishes for our injured veterans and funds higher education scholarships for children of our fallen military. Learn more about how to send a thank you letter, help grant more wishes and fund more scholarships here: www.AMillionThanks.org How the funds will be used The money raised for this campaign will go to granting this veterans wish.  The cost for each veteran to have their wish fulfilled includes all fees associated with the campaign. The money raised will be distributed by A Million Thanks and their trusted networks that fulfill these wishes for veterans. Please note: Any funds raised above the goal amount will be used by A Million Thanks to fund a similar wish of another veteran. If you would like to raise money to help grant a veterans wish, you can visit this page.
Sponsored by Lynn Soto
Marine Corps SSgt Scott Springman
Murrieta, CA
As a Marine Mom I have seen the struggle that our service members experience when they return home. Sleeplessness is a major issue. I'd appreciate at least 16 people match my donation to say a small thank you to SSgt Springman. He deserves it. Marine Corps SSgt Scott Springman Age When Injured: 29 Deployment: Iraq & Afghanistan Wish Goal: $1,500.00 Scott's Story SSgt Springman has had two combat deployments including Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2013.  He was a Navy Corpsman (Combat Medic) and has treated over 50 combat casualties.  He found himself engaged with enemy forces numerous times.  After years of troubled sleep, tremors and migraines at night, mental health doctors finally were able to diagnose his severe PTSD, and numbness at night. Wish Request: A Sleep Number Bed Because of his PTSD, intense migraines and numbness at night, SSgt Springman often leaves his small bed each night so that he does not disrupt his wife as he struggles to deal with the pain and lack of sleep. He often spends most nights on the couch struggling to find a comfortable position, and the right state of mind, to fall back to sleep.  A new bed, with Sleep Number’s well known Sleep IQ Technology will allow the bed to adjust to the proper setting and recommend the proper position of the bed to give SSgt Springman the best night sleep possible. About A Million Thanks The A Million Thanks non-profit organization, based in Southern California, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization which provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women & their families through the Send-A-Letter, Grant-A-Wish and Fund-A-Scholar program.  The organization collects and distributes millions of thank you letters to our active duty military serving overseas annually, grants quality of life wishes for our injured veterans and funds higher education scholarships for children of our fallen military. Learn more about how to send a thank you letter, help grant more wishes and fund more scholarships here: www.AMillionThanks.org How the funds will be used The money raised for this campaign will go to granting this veterans wish.  The cost for each veteran to have their wish fulfilled includes all fees associated with the campaign. The money raised will be distributed by A Million Thanks and their trusted networks that fulfill these wishes for veterans. Please note: Any funds raised above the goal amount will be used by A Million Thanks to fund a similar wish of another veteran. If you would like to raise money to help grant a veterans wish, you can visit this page.
Sponsored by Lindsay Didion
Marine Corps GySgt Isidro Cervantes
Murrieta, CA
GySgt Cervantes put his life on the line while fighting for our country. During his time in service, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He's requesting a very small amount so that he can spend a night out locally with his family, as he doesn't have the strength to be away from home for very long, which I believe he more than deserves! Let's help this selfless Marine and brave gentleman with his wish and provide his family a night of memories that will last a lifetime with their beloved husband and father ❤ Marine Corps GySgt Isidro Cervantes Wish Goal: $400.00 Isidro's Story GySgt Cervantes served as Staff Non-Commissioned Officer In charge, Headquarters Battalion, First Marine Division with 25 Marines under his command. During October 2014, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness and was transferred from operating forces to Wounded Warrior Battalion-West (WWBn). GySgt Cervantes is undergoing experimental treatment for his illness and doctors are hoping to prolong his life and give him more time with his family. Wish Request - To Spend A Night On The Town With His Family Due to GySgt Cervantes’ illness, he does not have the physical strength to spend much time away from home.  He is looking forward to spending as much time with his family as he can.  He lives in the greater San Diego area and his wish is to spend a night on the town with wife and children.  He’d like to have a limo pick him up and visit various family attractions around the city including Dave & Buster’s.   About A Million Thanks The A Million Thanks non-profit organization, based in Southern California, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization which provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women & their families through the Send-A-Letter, Grant-A-Wish and Fund-A-Scholar program.  The organization collects and distributes millions of thank you letters to our active duty military serving overseas annually, grants quality of life wishes for our injured veterans and funds higher education scholarships for children of our fallen military. Learn more about how to send a thank you letter, help grant more wishes and fund more scholarships here: www.AMillionThanks.org How the funds will be used The money raised for this campaign will go to granting this veterans wish.  The cost for each veteran to have their wish fulfilled includes all fees associated with the campaign. The money raised will be distributed by A Million Thanks and their trusted networks that fulfill these wishes for veterans. Please note: Any funds raised above the goal amount will be used by A Million Thanks to fund a similar wish of another veteran. If you would like to raise money to help grant a veterans wish, you can visit this page.

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