I'd like to meet this kid and say well done. His story has inspired me.
Image by M. Spencer Green/AP, from here.
Adam Bender, 8, plays catcher, one of the toughest positions on the field with only one leg. Because of cancer, he had his left leg amputated when he was one. Adam doesn’t use a prosthesis, and only uses crutches when he reaches base for the Astros.
Michelle Bender, Adam's mom, told the Lexington Herald-Leader she appreciated the effect her son has on people young and old.
“Adam has helped other kids see that a person with a disability can be fun to hang out with, and play with, and they can still be a part of a community or part of a team. It's developed the kids' compassion.
“And if he can inspire even one family to allow their kid to try something they normally might not try, that's great.”
Having worked in Barretstown, I know the courage of children who have suffered from cancer and other blood related illnesses is exhilirating, inspiring and amazing. You can help just by clicking here.
Thanks Niamh for the nod :)