Vet Gets Special Donation
Updated: Thursday, March 14 2013, 06:40 PM EDT
A disabled mountain veteran gets a big donation thanks to a mountain car dealership.
Mountain Ford in Bryson City made arrangements with the VFW and a group called "Canines 4 Warriors" to give a specially outfitted van to Tony Hawkins. Hawkins served in the Gulf War. He came home with post-traumatic stress disorder and later a disease put him in a wheelchair.
"Canines 4 Warriors" got him a service dog and now the van will help him have even more freedom. He says, “I’ll be able to pull the van up right at the end of my ramp and drive right onto the ramp and go into the vehicle.” Tony served as a Boatswain's Mate in the Navy during "Desert Storm" in 1990-91.
By Rex Hodge