Wounded Warriors inspire during Labor Day baseball game


by Rachel Platt


Posted on September 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 4 at 4:35 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It was a dose of inspiration on Monday at Slugger Field from a team that has lost so much – an arm, a leg.

The Wounded Warrior Softball Team came to town and the national anthem took on added significance.

They came to play a lineup of our local media.

Each member of the Wounded Warriors with a story to tell, one of loss, either an arm or a leg; their coach says sometimes both.

Matt Kinsey lost a leg after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan.

He played baseball in high school and college thrilled to be playing ball again.

And these guys can play prosthetic arms and legs not slowing them down one bit.

Our media guys though, like Adam Lefkoe, trying to hang in there. Both Adam and Terry Meiners saying these are true American heroes; teaching the lesson that life without limbs can be limitless.

That their story doesn't end with loss, there's another chapter. Just ask 22-year-old Josh Wege who lost both legs when his vehicle rolled over an IED. He says anyone who needs inspiration should just come watch.

For a little boy named Landis from Elizabeth, Ind. it’s life changing.

He was born without hands and feet and learning from these Wounded Warriors that he can still play baseball his favorite sport.

Next to seeing the Yankees play in New York Landis says this is the next best thing.

By the way the Wounded Warriors pummeled our media guys. The final score was 16 to 7.