Hyde Park, Utah – U.S. Army veteran Quinn Jensen and his family recently had a dream holiday Disney World family vacation courtesy of Hope For The Warriors and its Warrior’s Wish program.
The father of five was joined by his wife, Monica, and her two sisters on the $7,000 trip over Christmas, escaping the cold Utah winters for sunny Florida.
“There we so many magical things from our trip,” shares Monica. “I’ll never forget the look on our son’s face when we drove up on the Walt Disney World sign on the highway. His eyes just absolutely lit up! And, when our daughter saw the princesses and the princess castle for the first time. Our kids also loved Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios. It was so amazing!
“This trip is something that we will always remember. We have so many memories that I know we will talk about for so many years to come and remember how much fun we had together. It really brought us closer together as a family,” added Monica.
Hope For The Warriors is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope to service members, their families, and families of the fallen. One if its first established programs, Warrior’s Wish fulfills a desire for a better quality-of-life or supports a quest for gratifying endeavors for those who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.
While deployed to Afghanistan performing route clearance, Quinn was severely wounded from an IED blast. He was medically evacuated and transferred to Brooke Army Military Medical Center and underwent numerous surgeries.
After serving five years in the U.S. Army, Quinn medically retired in 2012 with a Purple Heart Award and completed his bachelor’s in health education and promotion from Utah State University. Today, Quinn works as a health educator with the local health department.
“Family vacations are not always a reality when serving in the military,” said Robin Kelleher, president and CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “Then, when you add recovering from injuries and transitioning to civilian life with life’s already busy distractions they become even more rare. Therefore, we’re honored to provide the Jensen family with this time together to enjoy new experiences and create lasting memories as a family.”
In 2020, six wishes were granted through Hope For The Warriors.
Since the program’s inception, Warrior’s Wish has granted over 200 wishes.
For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities for the Warrior’s Wish program, contact Erin Lester at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 268-9946.
About Hope For The Warriors:
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 36,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded 150 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.