Joshua O’Neil, left, jokes with Calvin Todd, center, and Tyler Steinhardt at a wheelchair lacrosse clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. O’Neil and Todd are wounded service members. Steinhardt, an American University student, was helping out with the clinic.
Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Grashen, who lost both legs last month in Afghanistan, tries wheelchair lacrosse for the first time at a clinic for wounded and recovering service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 4:30 am
They had strapped on gloves, donned helmets, grabbed their lacrosse sticks and lobbed balls around the gym this week in preparation for a scrimmage. And then they got one key piece of instruction:
It’s better to throw the ball over a teammate’s head than at his feet, especially if, like the small group gathered at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center lacrosse clinic, the teammate is in a wheelchair.
Or, use your
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