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Amputee Coalition National Conference comes to Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Friday's Louisville bats game featured the athleticism of amputees. 

The Amputee Coalition's National Conference is happening in Louisville through Saturday. 

It's the largest gathering for people affected by the loss of a limb in the world. 

At the Bats game, many of the conference attendees got to go on the field and throw a few pitches. 

The conference showcases the latest technology in prosthetics. 

"I lost my fingers four years ago in an accident. As you can see, I still have my thumb, so this acts as my four fingers," said Jake Adams, with Ossur Prosthetics. "What I'm doing is making it so I do scissors with one muscle, so that closes my hand and then when you're pushing your pinky out to the side, I'm opening it back up."

More than a thousand people are in town for the conference. 

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