Our Warrior’s Wish® program is about transforming lives. And we do it one person, one family at a time by fulfilling life-changing wishes of severely-injured service members — wishes that push them beyond surviving and allows them to thrive.

Each Warrior’s Wish is as unique as the person seeking something more. It may be a chance to reconnect with family after a long journey through recovery. A wish may come in the form of adaptive equipment to resume a hobby that carried so much meaning before injury. It could be tools or a workspace to launch a new career.

All wishes have a singular goal — to create better quality of life for those who sacrificed for our country.

Hope for the warriors has granted nearly 200 wishes, totaling more than $1 million in transformative experiences for severely-injured veterans.

Help make a Warrior’s Wish come true by making a donation here.

Meet the Warrior’s Wish Recipients for 2020


Nothing beats a fresh-cut lawn when it comes to playing catch or an impromptu round of tag in the yard. Semeli Toilolo got his wish of providing the simplest of life’s pleasures for his family when Hope For The Warriors granted him a riding lawnmower. Yeah, he’s one of those lawn master types who finds trimming the lawn therapeutic.

Semeli deployed to Iraq five times between 2004 and 2011. He was injured during his third deployment, when he pushed past his own pain to help evacuate other soldiers to the nearest trauma station. He was treated in Kuwait for his physical injuries and returned to his unit in Iraq to finish his deployment on limited duty.

Semeli received a Purple Heart Award and medically retired in 2015. He’s currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries.


Tenacity. Drive. Self-motivation. All those words describe Danielle Osborne, an Army veteran who was wounded by an IED blast while serving as a Human Intelligence Analyst in Baghdad between 2005 and 2006.

Danielle has set some high health and wellness goals and was granted her wish of home gym equipment to help achieve them. Her road to recovery is on-going, beginning when she was medically evacuated to Germany for treatment, then returning to Baghdad to continue her service. She was medically discharged from the Army in 2009, and she still experiences complication from her physical injuries.

Danielle works for the USDA Rural Development Program.


Which comes first? The chicken or the eggs? For Kevin Taylor and his family, the chicks took up residence first, and then came the wish to have a coop for them to live.

Kevin deployed five times throughout his military career, including twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. He retired in 2017 and works for a large manufacturing company while finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

The Taylors are a family of six who love spending time together outdoors, tending to their vegetable garden and caring for the chicks. Who needs a farmer’s market when your last name is Taylor? Fresh eggs coming soon!


A privacy fence can create refuge by shutting out the outside world. Or it can create a safe place for family members by keeping them secure. Morkey Dove and his wife, Amanda, have two children, as well as fur babies who need a place to roam without fear of getting lost.

Family means the world to Morkey who served in the Infantry and made back-to-back deployments in 2003-2004 and 2005-2006. He was awarded the Purple Heart after sustaining injuries from an IED blast. He medically retired in 2010.

The Doves moved to Florida before Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on their community. Morkey’s wish for a privacy fence is one more step in rebuilding their home. Next, he plans to install an irrigation system to make lawn maintenance and care easier.


The Jensen Family will need seven pairs of mouse ears when they take on Disney World later this year. Few places can bring more lifelong family memories than the “happiest place on Earth.”

Quinn Jensen, aka “Dad,” was severely wounded from an IED blast during service. He medically retired in 2012 and received the Purple Heart Award the following year. Now, he serves his community as a health educator with the Health Department.

Bon voyage and safe travels, Jensens!


Sometimes you just want your own plot of paradise. Just ask Bill Glass whose wish is for a privacy fence to enclose his family’s property in Texas.

Bill deployed to Afghanistan in 2003 and was treated for a gunshot wound, then finished his year-long deployment. Two years later, he deployed to Iraq and completed over 580 missions leading his own squad. With just a month before the end of his deployment, an explosion from an IED threw Bill out of his vehicle. He medically retired in 2011.

Here’s to you, Bill! Our wish is for endless barbecues, games of corn hole and hours of fun with loved ones.

Warrior’s Wish Applications Are Open.

If you are interested in applying for a Wish that will be considered for 2022, please register through our private, secure online registration system here. We will contact you to discuss the program and eligibility requirements.

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Warrior’s Wish relies on collaboration with our communities to make wishes come true for our warriors and their families. For more information about the program, how you can partner to fulfill or sponsor a wish, or if you have questions about applying, contact Joseph Harkins at warriorswish@hopeforthewarriors.org or view our FAQ document.

One of the greatest gifts one can receive is the gift of Hope. Through the most difficult time in my life, it was hard to find Hope. Hope For The Warriors® gave me that gift. They continue to stand by my side through my journey and at my weakest points they remind me what Hope is all about. Because of Hope For The Warriors, I now give Hope to others.

—Samantha Bradley, Spouse of a Fallen Marine