Six years ago, Master Sergeant Cedric King lost both of his legs, and part of his right arm and hand after he was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED).
Since then, the veteran has overcome countless obstacles.
Last week, King received a 2010 Nissan Pathfinder that is equipped with hand controls from Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC in Manassas.
“I’m just so thankful for our communities and our people in our communities being so kind to people like myself,” King said. “And I think this really means — at least in my heart and in my mind — that I didn’t lose my legs for nothing, and that people do care.”
Northern Virginia (NOVA) Veterans Association helped connect Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC with King.
“Cedric’s name came to us and we were happy to nominate him to Koons to receive this car,” said Maj Gen David Bice, a board member for NOVA Veterans Association.
According to Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC Vice President Angela Killinger, the car pales in comparison to what King has given.
“We spent the day with him, he’s an amazing, amazing man who has really given to our community, given to our country the greatest sacrifice,” Killinger said. “And we are just so grateful to have had this opportunity.”
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