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Wounded Warriors coach kids at one-of-a-kind softball camp

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kids from across the country are in Louisville this week for a one-of-a-kind softball camp. The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team is coaching 20 boys and girls with missing limbs or amputations how to play the game.

"I have a good arm and I can throw it far," said 12-year-old Tyler Jacques from Florida. "I like it. It's fun, making some new friends."

It's also a new experience for some of the coaches.

"I'm a new player on the team, and the camp is something since Day One everybody's talked about," said first baseman Rick Wilk.

The campers come from 11 states. Marley Sheridan's family is from Minnesota.

"They kind of know what it's like too," Marley said about being around the coaches and kids at camp. "It's not as uncomfortable."

"Basically, she just had a short femur bone and through a series of surgeries, at least 50, we kind of lost track, but she was in a body cast for a couple of years of her life," Marley's dad Jonathan Sheridan told WDRB.

"It just kind of makes your life a little more challenging, so you have to try harder, but I guess that can make you a better person," Marley said.

Facing challenges and trying harder is made to look easy at the camp.

Wilk was deployed to Haiti, but lost his lost his leg when he was hit by a drunk driver back in the states. He's seen how hard the kids work without any complaints first-hand.

"This is unreal. This is something that's going to change all their lives and change mine as well," Wilk said.

All the hard work will come together at a game between the kids at Slugger Field before the Bats game on Friday.

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