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Globe Life Makes Warrior Wishes Come True in Texas!

After making warrior wishes come true in Houston thanks to the Astros, my dad was treated to a 4 star hotel for $65 thanks to “naming our own price.”  

But in the morning it was back to reality and my dad was back on the bus headed to Dallas.

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Upon his arrival in the “Big D” he hopped on another bus for $2.50 to Arlington to meet up with the Warriors outside the stadium by the “Globe Life” TEXAS sign.

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Over the past few years Globe Life Insurance has gone above and beyond to help us make Warrior Wishes come true at the Texas Rangers games.  From suites to customized jerseys for each of the Warriors, they have provided unforgettable memories to all the Warriors who have attended.  Today would be no different.

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For the 3rd straight year Globe Life hit one out of the park & went above & beyond to make Warrior Wishes come true for Marine Sgt Marcus Burleson, Marine LCpl Hardy Mills, Marine Sgt Omar Milan, Army Sgt Justin Shaffer, Army Sgt Stephen Jackel, Army Sgt Adam Mayo, Army Spc Lawrence Green, Army Spc Emmett Pryor & 10 year old Quadruple amputee, Memphis Lafferty.  

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Globe Life provided a suite for the Warriors & their families, as well as authentic Texas Rangers jerseys customized with the Warriors names stitched on the back! New Era outfitted them with new Rangers Caps to go with their new jerseys.  It was an awesome day with an incredible group of Warriors!

Everyone enjoyed the delicious food & incredible views from the suite.  Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the 8th, the Rangers tied the game on a double only to give up the lead again in the top of the 9th.  But much like the Warriors we were honored to be hosting, the Rangers didn’t give up.  A lead off walk, a sacrifice & single sent the game into extra innings.  

The White Sox loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the 12th.  Todd Frazier stepped to the plate and hit a grand slam to put the game out of reach.  Frazier went 4-6 on the night driving in 6 RBI’s!  He was the reason the Rangers eventually lost the game 8-4.

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Win or lose, this was an unforgettable inspirational night.  Everyone had an amazing time thanks to our friends at Globe Life.  It’s people, organizations & businesses like theirs that help make our mission successful!  We cannot thank them enough for their support! 

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TOGETHER WE MAKE WARRIOR WISHES COME TRUE!

So after a week on the road, making stops in KC, St. Louis, Houston & Arlinton, My dad will be back at Globe life stadium tomorrow for one final game hosting a Gold Star family at the Rangers game before he catches his flight home tomorrow night.

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Dont forget to nominate your hero for an upcoming game on our Battlefields to Ballfields mission!

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2016 “Battlefields to Ballfields” Schedule Released!

After a successful 2015 “All32in17” mission completed, we are proud to announce our upcoming schedule for our 2016 “Battlefields to Ballfields” Mission.   We are currently accepting nominations.

NOMINATE YOUR HERO!

Operation Warrior Wishes would like to thank everyone for their support and look forward to seeing you all on the road this summer as we honor our Nations’ Heroes from the “Battlefields to the Ballfields”

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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!

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Honoring Navy Veterans at Opening Day in Milwaukee!

After a bus to Milwaukee and a few hours of sleep at the bus station, my dad is back in action hosting Navy Veterans Bobby Chism & Theresa Saxon at the Milwaukee Brewers home opener!

Bobby Chism served in the Navy from 1977-1980 on the USS Milwaukee.

Theresa Enlisted in the Navy in 1975, she served for 9 years as a Jet mechanic and told us that she was the first female Jet Mechanic at the depot level.

It’s an honor to host them for game 4 of our Battlefields to Ballfields mission at #OpeningDay in Milwaukee!

We would like to thank New Era Caps for providing Brewers caps for Opening Day!