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Young amputees to play in softball game at Louisville's Slugger Field

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Amputee children representing 11 states will play against each other tonight at Slugger Field.

The 20 boys and girls attended a special softball camp in Louisville this week held by the Wounded Warriors amputee softball team. They will play a softball game tonight at 5 p.m. at Slugger Field, before the Bats game.

WDRB's Danielle Lama spoke with some of the camp's participants earlier this week.

"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, I'm making some new friends."

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.

The event is free for all fans with a ticket to the game and is being held to raise awareness "about the strength and resiliency of our wounded warriors and these children."

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