Adrian Grajeda attends softball camp for amputee kids

Adrian Grajeda attends softball camp for amputee kids

PALM DESERT, Calif. - From playing on the pitch to hitting a pitch, 10-year-old Arian Grajeda makes a smooth transition from soccer to softball.

"It's very fun, active, a lot of team work," Adrian said.

Adrian spent last week in Louisville, Kentucky as one of 20 kids from around the country chosen for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Kid's Camp.
The team, a group of amputee military veterans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, aimed to show the kids "life without limbs is limitless."

"It gives me a lot of confidence seeing them play and having them have a smile on their face reminds me I can do everything I want," Adrian said.
All the kids, like Adrian, underwent amputations or were born missing limbs. For Adrian, it was the first time being surrounded by others facing similar challenges.

His mom, Brandy, says it gave his self-esteem a big boost.

"That was the best part, we went home with tons of phone numbers, he's meeting one today actually at the pool," Brandy said.

"I'm not alone and I can get through this if other people can too," Adrian said.

After four days of practice, the kids put their new skills to the test in a big game. Adrian more than stood out, hitting two home runs.
"They picked him out to be the best player out of 20 kids," Brandy said.

Back in the desert, he's eager to get out on a baseball diamond, but won't forget his first love: soccer.

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