Byron Ruffin is a Vietnam veteran from Biloxi, Mississippi. Very recently, he fell upon hard times and was rendered homeless. For someone who has given so much to our country, it is heartbreaking that this is the reality these brave soldiers face. Fortunately for Ruffin, he has had the support of his local American Legion Post. They have been helping him out with his recent misfortunes and have helped him settle into a new living situation. Soldier’s Wish and Subway have stepped in to grant him a $1,500 Walmart gift card so that he can buy the things he needs for this next chapter of his life. Thanks to Soldier’s Wish, Subway, and The American Legion, this veteran can live safely and off of the streets. We appreciate everything he has given for our freedoms....

SSG James Mote has served his country and is now in the process of completing his education. Both he and his son are in college, and they have both been faced with the hardships of not having computers to do their studies. Mote’s wife developed a strong form of cancer that she is still battling. His son also developed the same kind of cancer and is in remission. Both of their cases have caused a large number of medical bills to pile up, so when Mote’s computer broke, there was no way for him to replace it. Soldier’s Wish and Subway stepped forward to provide both soldiers with a new computer. Now they can both continue their education together. Thank you, SSG Mote, for your service....

MSgt Jack Pate of the U.S. Air Force has served our country and holds one of the highest ranks that the military has to offer. Unfortunately for Pate, his wife has a form of cancer that has confined her to a wheelchair. She is unable to move without it, and their house is unequipped to handle wheelchairs. No one would help this family in their time of need. Soldier’s Wish, with the help of Subway, stepped in and provided financial assistance so that this soldier could install wheelchair ramps in their home. Now his wife can move freely in and out of their house, and this family can have a sense of normalcy. Thank you to MSgt Pate for your service.  ...

Daniel Simpson is a Louisiana National Guardsman. He is also enrolled at Bossier Parish Community College in their nursing program. He is very dedicated to his studies. Unfortunately for Simpson, his laptop recently crashed. It contained all of his assignments and was the main way that he could complete his assignments for school. Without it, his education would be incredibly more difficult. That is where Soldier’s Wish and Subway stepped in. Soldier’s Wish, with the help of Subway, bought this young solider a new computer, a new backpack, and a new printer for his computer. This way, he can continue his studies and keep making good grades. We are proud of this soldier and appreciate what he has given to our country.  ...

Joshua and Abby Johnston both served in the United States Air Force. They are married, and actually met through their military service. They now share a home together and are facing life together as a married couple. Now they are both full-time students. Unfortunately, times have been rough for the pair and it has been a struggle to hold their family together. Finances have been tight, and these soldiers have been in need of some help.  We are pleased to say that Soldier’s Wish and Subway stepped in to help this family. We provided them with financial assistance to help them pay for their mortgage; for a couple that has together given us so much, helping is the least that we can do. We appreciate this family and their service to our country.  ...

Maribel Cruz enlisted in the U.S. Navy immediately following graduation from high school. She received orders to the U.S.S. Cole, a Guided-Missile Destroyer that had recently been attacked and where 17 brave soldiers had lost their lives. She also served in several countries around the world, including Italy, France, Spain, Turkey, and Crete. When she finished her four year enlistment, she moved back to Dallas to work as a medical assistant. Her career inspired her to return to school to get a higher education. She is now attending the University of Texas in Arlington and is majoring in spanish. Soldier’s Wish and Subway gifted this brave young soldier with a new laptop computer to help her with her studies. We are proud to be able to help a young woman who has done so much for us!  ...

Holly Kimbrell was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and served in the U.S. Army from 1989-1993 as an Army Medic. After being stationed in Fort Dix, New Jersey, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Worms, Germany, she completed her first enlistment. After leaving the U.S. Army, she completed a year of school and decided to take a break to pursue a career. She is now back in school and works full-time as a project manager for a corporate relocation company. To help this soldier with her studies, Subway and Soldier’s Wish provided her with a new high speed laptop. We appreciate this soldier’s dedication to her company and to her education.  ...

Cory Villasanti is from Irving, Texas. He left to serve in the Marine Corps immediately after high school and began his five year journey around the world. He has served tours of duty in Okinawa, Japan, North Carolina, and 29 Palms in the Mojave Desert. After serving in the military, Villasanti decided to come home and pursue his college degree in nutrition. He has hopes of assisting individuals that are having a hard time with healthy eating.  Soldier’s Wish and Subway came together to provide this hardworking soldier a new laptop computer. We are proud to help a deserving soldier achieve his goals.  ...

Andrew Casillas served in the United States Navy for four years. He served as an Operations Specialist on board the USS Normandy at the Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. He played a vital role as the Surface Radar Coordinator in the Baltic Operations and Frank, UK, and U.S. missions. After he served four years, he decided to pursue a degree in computer engineering. He earned his Associates of Science in Liberal Science from North Lake College in 2016. He is a good student and has maintained a 3.84 GPA and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He has also received several scholarships. He is hoping to continue his education, but such a challenging degree without a computer would be nearly impossible. Soldier’s Wish and Subway helped this young scholar out by providing him with a new laptop. With his new high speed computer, he will surely thrive in his studies.  ...

Michael Bearth is a Marine Corps veteran and received accolades from his command as a Battalion Maintenance Management Chief. After serving in the military, he returned to university to pursue his dreams of becoming an engineer. He works hard in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics.  His goals were threatened when his laptop computer broke, as a computer is essential for an engineer. He attempted to save money on repair costs by fixing it himself. Unfortunately, his efforts were for naught, and the computer was beyond repair. Since he had limited funds for his schooling, replacing it was not an option. Soldier’s Wish and Subway provided this hardworking soldier with a new computer for his studies. His financial burdens should not stop him from achieving his goals after he has sacrificed so much for our country.  ...