Saturday, May 7, 2011

Just WOW!

I caught this on the news this morning...

It is the world's only all-amputee softball team. All players served in Iraq or Afghanistan, and many are from the Washington region. They say the week Osama bin Laden was killed is a great one to showcase their accomplishments while they’re working to recover from their injuries.

Their playing style is unique. Eleven players lost their legs below the knee. “We have three guys who lost their leg above the knee,” said David Van Sleet, the team’s founder. “We have a young man who has lost both his legs on our team.”


Please read the entire article and watch the video here. I've also attached a link to Wounded Warrior Project, I encourage you to take a few moments to visit this site!

May Almighty God bless our Wounded Warriors and their families.

2 comments:

MightyMom said...

that's awesome!

I worked at Scottish Rite Hosp for Children in Dallas right out of nursing school....they specialize in pediatric orthopedics. Every year their amputees go on a ski trip together!

KellyColor said...

I'm a big supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. My boyfriend was shot last year in Afghanistan and the WWP helped him a lot. He's going back overseas this June. He was not injured as badly as some of these softball players. Their an inspiration.

By the way, click the link its my way of saying Happy Mother's Day.
http://inandaroundthemilitary.blogspot.com/2011/05/happy-mothers-day.html