Infinite Wishes Foundation was inspired by Joan and the brave battle she fought during her illness. We continue to find inspiration in each and every person we serve. Heroes come in many forms and we stand in "awe" of their strength, determination and attitude in the face of adversity. Greg Robinson, SGM, is the first ever amputee to complete grueling Army Air Assault School after losing his leg in Afghanistan in 2006.
We are honored to have him as the first recipient of our Infinite Heroes "Gratitude Tour". Greg Robinson, a Purple Heart decorated, active-duty Sergeant Major in the United States Army, was our inspiration and he has joined us as the Assistant Director of our Infinite Heroes program.
Nicholas Smith, SFC (RET) was our second recipient and also served on a tour of duty with Greg. Nick was wounded twice and has received two Purple Hearts decorations. Nick also joined us in 2018 as Assistant Director of our Infinite Heroes program.
The mission of Infinite Heroes is to provide respite trips (“Gratitude Tours”) to active duty military and veterans that have been combat-wounded and are permanently disabled, and/or mobility impaired, or have a service related life-threatening illness. In addition, through our “Giving Thanks” program, we deliver 1,000 gift bags to Veterans Nursing Homes annually during the Thanksgiving holiday.
In 2020, COVID-19 has restricted out gift bag program this year to the nursing homes. We are working on temporary replacement programs that help our military and veterans. One of our current programs collects snacks for military that are on extended deployment due to the pandemic. The snacks are delivered to Operation Shoebox in Belleview, Florida.
An expansion program is underway to assist veteran organizations that help homeless veterans. We will collect canned goods, snacks, non-perishable foods, personal hygiene supplies and other items to donate to nonprofit veteran organizations that offer assistance to the homeless veteran population throughout Florida.