Toews & The Blackhawks Help Make Warrior Wishes Come True!

Toews & The Blackhawks Help Make Warrior Wishes Come True!

After 2 straight days of making Warrior Wishes come true at Baseball games and seeing the home teams score a total of 0 runs combined, we hoped to change our luck and hosted Marine LCpl Kyle Moser at the Blackhawks game in Chicago for game 5 of our#BattlefieldsToBallfields mission

Operation Warrior Wishes would like to thank the Blackhawks once again for going above and beyond to help us make warrior Wishes come true!  Thanks to Tony & the Blackhawks, Marine LCpl Kyle Moser had the opportunity to watch the game from the 12th row!  After the game they invited us into the locker room where Kyle had the opportunity to hang out with some of the players.  The highlight of the night was getting to hang out with Blackhawks team captain Jonathan Toews.

 Despite the Blackhawks loss, the night was filled with unforgettable once in a lifetime memories!

See all the photos from this event here 

It was an honor to host Kyle at the hawks game.  We are thankful for his service and sacrifices.  Learn more about his story below.

This is Operation Warrior Wishes 5th game of our 54 game mission to honor heroes from the “Battlefields to the Ballfields.”  Learn more about the mission at warriors.thriveground.com

Meanwhile while Matt was making warrior wishes come true at the Hawks game, Craig was on an overnight bus to Detroit to make Warrior Wishes come true at the Tigers & Pitsons games & Ralph will be making his way to Milwaukee to make Warrior Wishes come true thanks to the Milwaukee Brewers!

Marine LCpl. Kyle Moser

Moser grew up in the Chicago suburb of Oswego & joined the Marines after high school.  On November 22nd, 2011, At the young age of 19, Kyle was serving our country in Afghanistan.    his life changed forever.  He was on ground patrol securing a village and searching for IED’s.  Moser located one of the homemade bombs and asked his commanding officer to exam it. He was told to slowly back away from the device and as he did, he stepped on another IED.

“I got blown up,” he said.

“Everything was black and I literally remember flying through the air before I landed. I fractured my pelvis. My legs and hands had no feeling. I couldn’t feel anything.”

Kyle knew what was going on. He looked down and saw that his legs were gone. He saw the blood and bone.

Kyle “thought I was gonna die.”

When Kyle gave up on himself, his brothers in arms wouldnt give up on him.  They saved Kyles life!

For the past 3 and a half years, Moser and his wife, Alex. have lived at Walter Reed in Bethesda Maryland.  Kyle is set to retire from the Marines on April 29th and plans to move back to the Chicagoland area, where he will attend school for film production.  If you ever have the opportunity to meet This brave young man, ask him to show you some of his mind boggling card tricks!