For years, Korean War veteran Robert Shipman has dreamed of taking flight just one more time before completely losing his sight to Wet Macular Degeneration.
Although he’s no longer able to pilot a plane, for Shipman, one last ride was all he needed; and with the help of The Bachelorette’s Jesse Csincsak, the Rocky Mountain Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, and Jeremy Bloom’s Project 11 campaign, one last ride was exactly what Robert Shipman got.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Bloom’s organization, Wish of a Lifetime, will grant the wish of a U.S. veteran once a week in the eleven weeks leading up to 11-11-11, as a way of saying, “Thank you” to those who’ve sacrificed their lives for our country.
The son of a vet and avid supporter of Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime, Shipman’s wish had special meaning for Bachelorette alum, Jesse Csincsak.
“When Jeremy and his team asked me to grant a wish this year I couldn’t wait to get started,” says Csincsak. “This one in particular hit home since my dad was an Airplane Mechanic in the Vietnam War. When we got Robert up in that plane he was as happy as can be and smiling from ear-to-ear. A smile is definitely worth a thousand words.”
For more information on Project 11 and Wish of a Lifetime, visit their website.