The Soldiers Fund provided a grant to Make-a-Wish to benefit a 5-year-old boy named Jesse who undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma. Jesse’s father is an active duty US Marine. The grant allowed Jesse’s family to travel from their home in Chatham, MA to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Jesse has a once in a lifetime experience, which made "him feel free from his daily struggles at home."
Make-a-Wish has since added ‘active duty military or veteran’ designations to their application to better identify servicemember’s families.