Смотреть видео онлайн

The Wounded Warriors softball team is made up of players who lost arms and legs while on duty in Ira

   
- HD качество

HEADLINE: 'Wounded Warriors' take to the softball field CAPTION: The Wounded Warriors softball team is made up of players who lost arms and legs while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The team is currently touring the country. (Jan. 19) [VOICE-OVER] TRACK#1 LOCATION: Plant City, Fla. JOSH WEGE, softball player: "My name is Josh Wege, I'm a United States Marine and I play for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. One thing we say as amputees is, we're trying to get back our new normal. Our feet and limbs aren't going to grow back anytime soon, so this is the normal you're going to have to get used to. And without this team, my new normal wouldn't be complete. Right now we're in Plant City, Florida, and we're getting ready to take on some pretty tough competition. It's a USA softball, they're all the pros." NAT SOUND of softball stadium announcer. JOSH WEGE, softball player: "I was deployed in 2009, from May till October, when I got hurt. Along our way we rolled over an IED that was probably about four feet underground and my vehicle was struck and it was enough explosives to punch through a hole where I was sitting and take my legs with it. I remember waking up kinda realizing we just hit an IED and checking myself to make sure I was ok. I looked at my hands, my fingers were all there, and then I couldn't feel my feet so I propped myself up in the vehicle and looked down. The best way to describe it was just shredded. Through all the gore and blood, there really wasn't much left. They were telling me about different prosthetics and I was like, I want to look normal still and I still want to play but that's pretty farfetched from a hospital bed when you're thinking about that stuff. Missing one leg's bad enough, but I'm missing two. I don't even have a base anymore. I don't even know how I'm going to walk, much less play a sport again. NAT SOUND of national anthem (Guy in Sunglasses) DAVID VAN SLEET, coach, Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team: "To get to this point in 10 months is absolutely remarkable. We've only been around 10 months and prior to that they were doing their extensive rehabilitation. So for them to even be able to be on the field with a team like this is absolutely incredible." NAT SOUND of team cheering (Guy with moustache and glasses) DAVE WEGE, Josh's dad: "The first time we got to see him actually play with these incredible ballplayers, I couldn't see the field, I was crying too much. My glasses misted up, it must have been a rainy day, I'm not sure. It was such an emotional thing because we knew that Josh was not only back, but he was stronger than before in so many ways." JOSH WEGE: "I did have this overwhelming fear of failure. I didn't want to go out because I was always an athlete, I didn't want to go out and find that I couldn't still play that sport because that's failing to me. So I don't fail at many things and I'm not a quitter." You can license this story through AP Archive:

Вы смотрели видео онлайн по поисковой фразе The Wounded Warriors softball team is made up of players who lost arms and legs while on duty in Ira. Если найденное видео онлайн The Wounded Warriors softball team is made up of players who lost arms and legs while on duty in Ira Вам понравилось и Вы удовлетворили свои потребности киномана, можете поделиться впечатлениями ниже...

Жизнь в онлайне