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.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — For veterans who have lost their limbs in battle, spending even more time at a hospital seems like the last place they’d pick.
But more than anyone, they know the important of personal support.
CBS2’s Steve Overmyer spent the day with a group personifying the word “inspiration.”
In the moments before the Wounded Warriors met with pediatric patients, they took time for reflection, he reports.
“Once you start talking to the kids, they start asking questions. They ask you, ‘How do you do this, or how does that work for you?’ They forget they’re injured and they start talking about how they’re going to live the rest of their life productively,” Wounded Warrior softball player Nick Clark said.
The Newport News police and fire departments competed against the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team in a seven-inning game, April 15, 2017, to raise awareness for the sacrifices and resiliency of the nation’s veterans.
The WWAST is comprised of veterans and active-duty members who lost limbs while serving in the military since 9/11. The members’ amputations range from above the knee to below the elbow, and they hope to educate others that “life without limbs is limitless.”
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team will bring their talents to Stoney Run Athletic Complex Saturday when they take on the Newport News first responders.
It’s a doubleheader that starts at noon.