Amputee softball team leaves impression on central Pa.

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team made an appearance in a series of games at Red Lion High School on Saturday.

The team is comprised of veterans and active-duty soldiers who have lost limbs post 9/11.

“You can overcome anything,” player Dan Lasko said. Lasko is from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He lost his leg to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan 11 years ago.

“I mean you see guys here missing two legs,” Lasko said. “Some are missing arms. So there’s no excuses. You can adapt to and overcome anything that you put your mind and soul into.”

That mentality isn’t limited to the players.

“If you watch the audience watching our guys, you’ll see that they truly are inspired,” Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team CFO Jim Rodio said. “And you see people walking away from our events wanting to do something more, wanting to do something special.”

Rodio says the team has visited more than 100 cities with the goal of motivating people and making a difference. The players say it all boils down to one thing.

“Inspiration,” Lasko said with a smile. “These guys are nothing but inspiring. And we hope that they bring that back into their families, to their schools and the community that we are able to adapt and overcome anything.”

For more information about the team, you can visit: http://woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org/

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