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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —
The Wounded Warriors amputee softball team headed into Raley Field Saturday to take on the Sacramento All-Stars.
KCRA 3 spoke with two of the players, Ben Mitchell and Mike Brown, from the WWAST before the game about their service and recovery process.
Leonard Anderson is no stranger to Chester County. The retired tech sergeant came back home to Chester County this week to play against some of the teammates he knew when he was a member of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST). Anderson was the recipient of a Quilt of Valor during the WWAST banquet held on the night before the doubleheader game pitting the WWAST against two homegrown teams. Anderson played on both of those home teams, pitting his ball playing skills against some of his old WWAST teammates.