When you lose your legs, you can feel pretty useless. But not when a replica 1965 Shelby Cobra kit comes in ready for you to assemble.
Staff Sergeant Nick McCoy, who lost both legs in Iraq three years ago when his patrol unit came under attack, and other wounded veterans at Lonesome Dove Ranch in Elmendorf, Texas, saw the car as an opportunity to escape their troubles for awhile, not to mention rigorous physical therapy.
"I could either be at the hospital getting tortured through physical
therapy, or I could be put here working on cars, making the same
progress physically," McCoy told ABC 13 KTRK-TV. "You can just turn a wrench or hop in a car and you’re in your own
separate world. Away from everything."
The Cobra came courtesy of the Texas Cobra Club as part of Operation Comfort through a program called "Automotivation."
According to the ABC 13 KTRK-TV report, the completed Cobra will be taken to a competition in Las Vegas to be auctioned off, with the money going back to Operation Comfort.
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