Local Military Family Has Wish Come True on Meredith Show

Meredith Make a Wish Raw

Counselor Kathi Bradshaw walked into a wish booth in San Diego and wished for financial help for a local military family.

On Wednesday that wish was granted on the Meredith Vieira Show. The talk show host introduced the counselor -- who works with Support the Enlisted Project, which provides financial and transitional assistance to military members – to the family who received the financial gift.

Billy and Gina Boulton, who were once in debt, were given $20,000 from company Ball Park Franks as well as a year’s supply of Ball Park products.

In addition, another company, Box.com, gave the San Diego family $10,000.

“We don’t do things small around here with our military families,” Meredith said.

Billy Boulton had to retire from the Marines after suffering a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan. He also suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

“I’m sure you shed a lot of tears for the men that you fought next to and I’m glad to see you shedding tears of joy,” Meredith said, also fighting back tears. “It means the world to me.”

Bradshaw made the wish for the Boulton family at the TV show’s Wish Booth, which was at Belmont Park last week.

Here's the full clip from the show:

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