Ky. Wounded Warrior gets unique therapy while in Key West

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by WHAS11 editors

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Posted on January 15, 2013 at 2:08 PM

KEY WEST, Fla. -- A Kentucky soldier who lost his leg while serving Afghanistan is getting some unique therapy in Key West, Fla.

Forty Wounded Warriors, including Army first lieutenant Josh Pitcher from Rineyville, spent time with dolphins while they were on the island for a segmented cycling event down the Keys Overseas Highway.

Pitcher lost his left leg after an explosion in Afghanistan last April. The 24-year-old veteran said he shared a bond with some of the dolphins.

"I know they have service dogs and other service animals, but to be around trained dolphins that you know they ain't gonna bite you, they're not going to attack you ... they're just there to play with you ...chill out, it's pretty cool," he said. "It’s actually very rewarding."

The Wounded Warrior Project organized the soldier ride to help injured military personnel restore their physical and emotional well-being through rehabilitative opportunities.

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