Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball game a big hit at Fox Cities Stadium

GRAND CHUTE - The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team was in town for a double header at Fox Cities Stadium Sunday afternoon.

The team consists of veterans and active duty members who have lost limbs with the goal of raising funds for medical research - all while honoring the sacrifices they have made. 

That includes players like Bobby McCardle who served in the Marine Corp and lost his leg in 2007 after stepping on an IED.

"It really does help out," McCardle said. "I know it first helped me out when I became an amputee to be able to see what is still possible."

"This is part of their healing process," said head coach Bucky Weaver. "When I first started with the organization, that was what I was trying to do. We got together and realized how good it was for these guys to just get out and be normal again and play softball again."

"Physically it's never going to be the same, but mentally it does a whole world of difference," said McCardle.

"They're inspiring others. For anybody that comes here and watches these guys and realize what they've gone through, and to be able to come back and have fun and play ball - it's really an inspiration for anybody," said Weaver. 


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