Warrior’s Wish® application period for 2019 is closed and we are currently underway granting approved wishes. If you have been assigned to Warrior’s Wish® and asked to apply for a wish in 2020, you will receive the application packet emailed directly to you mid-2019.
Click here to learn more about the wishes awarded in 2019.
What is a Wish?
Beyond meeting immediate physical and emotional needs, Warrior’s Wish® fulfills a desire for quality of life beyond recovery and a quest for life gratifying endeavors. Examples of past wishes enhance one’s quality of life through home adaptations, tools/equipment for hobbies or business, and family bonding activities.
Due to a limited program budget and program goal to fulfill as many wishes as possible, our policy does not permit us to fund automobiles, houses, or home modification projects. Wishes must not compromise moral and ethical standards of behavior as defined by the organization’s board of directors (BOD). We partner with the Gary Sinise Foundation to support home accessibility projects. If interested click here to learn more.
What are the minimum eligibility requirements?
At this time, Warrior’s Wish® policy states that in order to meet the minimum eligibility requirements, one must have sustained combat injuries AND be considered severely wounded as defined by the DoD’s definition which includes but is not limited to loss of limb, sight, and/or hearing, TBI, PTSD with co-occurring problems (disorders), spinal cord injury, or severe burns. Other factors considered include the impact on the activities of daily living for the service member.
Common diagnoses include an amputation, shrapnel wounds, gunshot wounds, VA rating of 70%+ for PTSD with major depressive disorder, VA rating of 70%+ for TBI, etc.
Common causes of injury include wounds resulting from the following: IEDs, mortar attacks, firefights, psychological trauma, etc.
What types of documentation will be requested?
- Proof of injury sustained in combat
- Monthly household budget
- Letter of recommendation from mental/medical health physician
- Personal essay
- Reputable estimate
Approximate Timeline for Warrior’s Wish® 2020
|August 1, 2019
|A Warrior’s Wish application will be sent out
|December 1, 2019
|Deadline to submit application packet