WG veteran honored with new car by Wounded Warriors Family Support

Carlos Evans was presented with a 2023 Chevy Tahoe Mobility is Freedom vehicle at a recent University of Central Florida football game.

Photo courtesy of Wounded Warriors Family Support
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Winter Garden resident and veteran Carlos Evans was recognized for his service with a new car Saturday, Sept. 16, at the University of Central Florida's football game.

The 2023 Chevy Tahoe Mobility is Freedom vehicle was presented by Wounded Warriors Family Support during halftime as part of the #UCFSalutes Military Appreciation game. 

Evans was on patrol for the United State Marine Corps when there was an accident which led to the loss of both his legs and left hand in 2004. 

“Life is a challenge and full of obstacles,” Evans said. “There is always someone in your life that is going to push you that extra mile, that extra limit. There is always someone in your life that is going to believe in you, your dreams, your goals and your choices. So what looks like an obstacle in your life today, yesterday or this morning when you woke up really is not an obstacle. It is a stepping stone to your goals for whatever you want to do in your life.”



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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