GOSHEN – U.S. soldiers put their lives on the line everyday while deployed overseas.Many come home wounded. But there's a group of veterans who travel the country to show that life doesn't have to stop after adversity, and each member is an amputee. They came to Goshen Saturday for a Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball game.It was the military veterans vs. Goshen firefighters."They're a testament to the power of the mind and the will you can overcome anything," said firefighter Craig Hursey. "Every one of us are humbled that these young guys have done what they have and made the sacrifices and are still better athletes than we are.""That's our goal is to show people that just because you're missing part of your body doesn't mean that's the end of your life," Wounded Warrior Kyle Earl said. "You can still get out there and do everything you were doing before."
Earl has been on the team for 8 months playing right field. The Marine from Kalamazoo had his right hand amputated as a result of an improvised explosive device (IED) in Iraq. He says the time spent on the team has been the best form of therapy.