Jay Leno Says ‘Thank You’ to Wounded Veteran Through Amazing Gift


Jay Leno decided to offer thanks to a veteran this holiday season by giving him a gift he could have some fun with.

Cpl. Ethan Laberge was seriously injured by a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan, NBC Today reported. He sustained many shrapnel-related wounds as well as a traumatic brain injury that left him with memory problems. To give thanks to Laberge and all the soldiers who serve and protect our country, the 64-year-old comedian surprised him with a brand new car– a 2015 Dodge SRT Hellcat.

It’s yours,” Leno tells Laberge in the video below. “America loves you. Thank you buddy. Have a lot of fun. Don’t get any tickets.”

Watch the heartwarming exchange in the video below: 

Want to end the stigma around disability? Like us on Facebook.

And sign up for what we hope will be your favorite thing to read at night.


Find this story helpful? Share it with someone you care about.


Related

The Holiday E-mail All Parents of Children With Special Needs Should Read

Ah, the holidays… They always end up being so hectic and stressful. Add a child with autism in the mix and things become even more chaotic. I wrote to our therapist about my daughter, Lila, and Christmas. The truth is, the gifts mean nothing to Lila. She couldn’t care less. Know what she wants for Christmas? Her balloons and ping [...]

I Would Have Made an Awesome Soccer Mom

I had a few hours of free time on Sunday, and because I lead a very sexy life, I used the time to clean out my pantry. It’s a little room off my kitchen that has, over the last six years since my son came home, transitioned from a cute, chandeliered office/pantry to an enter-at-your-own-risk-I-can’t-be-responsible-for-what-falls-on-your-head [...]

When My Daughter Graduates High School, This Is (Part of) the Speech I’ll Make

When I was much younger, I used to practice my Oscar speech. You know the one: “I’d like to thank the Academy…”  These days I dream about a much different speech. My husband and I often talk about how cool it would be to throw a party when our daughter graduates from high school. We’d [...]

Why I Believe Only Special People Parent Special Needs Children

Recently, a longtime friend reached out to me to let me know she was expecting a Sensory Processing Disorder diagnosis for her kiddo. She was feeling all of the things you feel when you are told your child is different, and she was wondering if I had any suggestions or helpful tips about how to begin [...]