“There is no such word as can’t!” Those are the words my father taught my siblings and myself growing up. Those are the words my husband and I taught our children long before our daughter, born with limb difference, came into our lives.
This past week as our 9 year old, Annie Kate, spent a week at the Wounded Warrior softball Camp. The two common threads, of the 20 kids from around the country? They were “normal” children and they each had varied limb differences. They were surrounded by scores of U.S. Veteran amputees who not only taught them the game of softball, no, that was the byproduct of the week but they lead by example, proving there really is no such word as can’t.
I witnessed the individual metamorphous as each child gained skills, confidence, friendship and the power of being a part of a team. No detail was over looked including meals, uniforms, outings, transportation plus the abundance of fun and positive attitude. Thank you to our Veterans who continue to give so much.
I could not have ever imagined a more empowering week for my daughter or myself. I witnessed the commitment and dedication of each person, involved in the planning and implementation, on or off the field (and there are so many) to make sure each child had the experience of a life time.
The children were told they would leave camp as Warriors…Mission accomplished!”