Austin Osner was born without most of his right arm, but the 11-year-old Fairfield resident won’t let that stop him from getting the most out of life.
Osner and his mother, Kristin McGinn, are planning a special event designed to bring some joy to others who have experienced what he has gone through.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team played a three-game series at Cranston Stadium this past weekend to help raise proceeds for their annual camp for children with prosthesis.
The team, which was created six years ago, has traveled all over the country playing only able-bodied teams. While all of the players have lost a limb or even two in some cases, it has not stopped them from winning approximately 67 percent of their games.
FAIRFAX, VA (WUSA9) – Some kids with amputations are breaking barriers in Fairfax County, as they pick up the game of softball, despite their disability.
“There’s no such word as can’t,” said 9-year-old Annie Kate Myers, who is missing her right hand.
WASHINGTON — It’s a kids’ softball camp where the coaches are wounded warriors and the children face similar challenges. But this camp is about so much more than just softball.
This is the fifth year the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team has held a softball camp for children ages 8 to 12 who are amputees. This year, 20 kids from across the country attended the weeklong camp at George Mason University in Fairfax.