The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, a squad of disabled veterans, believe there’s no reason a missing arm, leg, or hand should stop them
from crushing the competition.
Players from across the country gather for practice before each game, which has taken them all over the nation. Through corporate sponsorships the team has been able to cover travel expenses
as they continue improving on their current 14-13 record.
The team consists of 11 disabled veterans, from all branches of the military
– from their first baseman, Josh Wege, a Marine who lost his legs from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, to their right-fielder, Greg Reynolds, an Iraq veteran who lost his entire left arm and shoulder. The players refuse to cover up their prosthetics no matter how the weather looks
– wanting to inspire other disabled spectators to embrace their own abilities.
Over 75 more games are already booked for 2012, some against teams made up of former pro and college softball players
. A recent game in Plant City, Florida saw the Wounded Warriors triumph over a team that included former U.S. Olympic softball player, Jennie Finch, with a score of 23-8.
Sports are no longer out of reach for disabled veterans with amputated limbs. Many teams like the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team have popped up across the country to not only provide a connection for sports-oriented veterans but also raise awareness
of amputee veterans’ ability to rise above their disabilities.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today
Category: Veterans' Disability
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