New wheels help vet get back on her feet

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Tuesday was an emotional day for a veteran who has given back to other vets.

Warrior Adventures, a local non-profit that helps veterans and organizes big game hunts, presented a new ride to Terri Cox.

Cox is going through a tough time, as she is living in her daughter's living room and recently lost possession of her truck. Cox used the truck to haul equipment for the local chapter of Team River Runner, which helps veterans and their families get out on the water and heal.

"Getting into the intro to kayaking program at the VA literally kept me from pulling the trigger on my head," Cox said.

Cox wrote a letter last month about her struggles at the suggestion of a Veterans Affairs worker. A day after she sent the letter, Warrior Adventures stepped in to help.

"They put their [butt] on the line for us all the time and I want to help the people who are taking care of me," said Steve Stewart, of Warrior Adventures.

Cox was presented with an SUV by the organization. She said it shows the comradery veterans have for one another.

"I will never never be able to say thank you enough," Cox said. "I hope that with this vehicle I can continue to bless other veterans to help them find their happy place."

To learn more about Team River Runner, click heret.

To learn more about Warrior Adventures, click here.

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