Wounded Warrior Surprise: Getting A New House

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A wounded warrior from Texas was at AT&T Stadium Thursday where about 1,000 area school kids were waiting to honor him.

Students from 13 Dallas-Fort Worth schools raised money through the Kids ‘R’ Kids program and presented Sgt. Ross Cox with a check for $11,549.  Cox, who lost his left leg in an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2011 knew he was getting a check before the kids participated in athletic events.  But he and his family got a surprise when the organization Helping a Hero told him they were building them a house in Fort Worth.

“We’re blown away by it,” said Cox who joined the Army in 2001 and was in the first platoon on the ground in Afghanistan after 9-11.  “It’s just amazing that people will come in and do this for us.”

Cox says he and his family have moved around about six times…

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