Lessons from Wounded Warriors

Lessons from Wounded Warriors Photo

Fifth-grade students at Academy Street Elementary School were recently visited by Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team members Greg Reynolds, Nick Clark and Josh Wege for an informative session about not giving up despite the obstacles that life may present.

Throughout the duration of their visit to the school, the “handi-capable” athletes spoke to the students about how they lost their limbs, and instilled hope in them that these misfortunes do not stop them from living their lives to the fullest potential. Students were able to test their physical endurance during a fun activity hosted by Mr. Reynolds, in which he challenged them to see how many pushups they could complete against him. Additionally, the students asked the wounded warriors about their lives, asking such informative questions as, “Did anyone lose their dominant limbs?”

Their visit to the school was made possible due to the efforts All Pro Sports Academy owner and Academy Street Elementary parent Scott June.
According to their website, the Wounded Warriors Project aims to honor and empower wounded warriors who have been injured and lost limbs while fighting to protect the country.