When Austin Osner was born, he was missing a part of his right arm. Austin, now 12-years-old, has continually had a positive attitude, though.
His goal is to be able to compete in Taekwondo in the 2024 Paralympic Games. Though he is determined, he has struggled with his disability.
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team playing for a cause.
The team played a double header on Saturday against the military all-stars from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Dayton Legends at Wright State University’s Nischwitz Stadium.
The games were fundraisers for the new Fisher House being built on the grounds of the Dayton VA Medical Center and Honor Flight Dayton.
Muffet McGraw’s phone rang at 2 a.m.
When the suddenly-awakened Notre Dame women’s basketball coach answered, she heard the voices of her friends, Dave and Eileen Woods.
Big supporters of the Irish women, the couple was in Germany visiting their son, a trauma surgeon at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, who had just begun treating one of McGraw’s standout players, Danielle Green, a left-handed guard who had scored over 1,000 career points, grabbed 500 rebounds and then a few years after college suddenly joined the Army.
While the military pursues the use of artificial intelligence to design autonomous systems and build better weapons systems, some combat-wounded veterans are using the technology to control prosthetics that can take commands and learn over time.
At the Association of the United States Army annual meeting Monday, Glen Lehman, a former Army sergeant first class, demonstrated how a system built by Coapt Engineering could help him control his prosthetic right arm more naturally and with less muscle strain than other neural-controlled prosthetic devices. Lehman lost his arm during a 2008 deployment to Iraq.
GRAND CHUTE – The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team was in town for a double header at Fox Cities Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The team consists of veterans and active duty members who have lost limbs with the goal of raising funds for medical research – all while honoring the sacrifices they have made.
That includes players like Bobby McCardle who served in the Marine Corp and lost his leg in 2007 after stepping on an IED.
“It really does help out,” McCardle said. “I know it first helped me out when I became an amputee to be able to see what is still possible.”