Injured Marine veteran who walks or hitches ride to work receives donated car
A Marine veteran who had been struggling to get to work after serving in the military recently received the ultimate gift.
Cars4Heroes, a not-for-profit organization that repairs donated cars and gives them to veterans and their families provided Kyle Smith, a Marine veteran who was injured while serving in Afghanistan, and his family with a car.
"This is a big surprise for me. I mean, it's very helpful to my family and I'm not a very emotional person but I'd like to thank everybody. I appreciate what you all do supporting our military and me," said Smith.
Smith now works as a security guard, but before receiving the car on Tuesday, he didn't have a car. He either had to walk two-and-a-half miles to work each day or ask someone for a ride.
"I had tears in my eyes," former Kansas City Chief Deron Cherry told WDAF. "Anytime you can give a veteran something well-deserved, they sacrifice a lot for us."
Smith spent his childhood in foster care and he 'finally found a place that he could call family' when he joined the Marines, according to his biography. When deployed to Afghanistan he was injured with a broken vertebrae.
See photos of Smith and his family below: