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Adam Bender

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Adam Bender, 8, is one of several kids who plays catcher in Southeastern’s rookie league at Veterans Park. What makes Adam stand out is that he plays one of the toughest positions on the field with only one leg. Because of cancer, he had his left leg amputated when he was one. Adam doesn’t use a prosthesis, and only uses crutches when he reaches base for the Astros. Charles Bertram | Staff READ THE STORY

UPDATE: Since the story of 8-year old cancer survivor Adam Bender was published in the Lexington Herald-Leader, and on, on June 1, 2008, the one-legged catcher has been invited to throw out first pitches at a Chicago White Sox game, a Cincinnati Reds game, a Houston Astros game, and has been invited to a Garth Brooks benefit in Las Vegas. He is also being profiled for a story that will air on ESPN. On Sunday June 6, 2008, Adam threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Adam Dunn of the Reds.

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1,182 Responses to “Adam Bender”
  1. Carol Graham says:

    I think Adam Bender should get a prosthesis leg, He is a wonderful player, I am concerned he will develop arthritis and other bone problems, putting so much weight on one leg, You can tell he is real tired at the end of the game, Please some Corporation out there, Help this family, they probably can,t afford a Prosthesis for their child, And are to proud to ask, They have a new Prosthesis leg for Athletes that is real lite,Runners wear them, They cost around $30,000. I would like to see him get on the TV program Dr Ozze, Or the Doctors,

  2. norma says:

    hey dont wury about any thing god is with u

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  4. Anonymus says:

    This is a very touching story. And yes, i do think he should get a prosthetic leg. I would fund it myself if not for money issues of my own. Please, some caring corporation out there, fund this boy. he deserves a future.

  5. alejandro says:

    [...] session began with the showing of a video produced by Lexington Herald-Leader photographer Charles Bertram about a one-legged Little League [...]

  6. Anonymous says:

    he should be able to get a prosthies for FREE if he will contact the local Shriners [AANOS] thats what they do ! !

  7. tim says:

    when ya think ya got it tough check out adam/he would tell ya to quit yer bitchin/

  8. Anonymous says:

    awww thats truely touching i play ball to and this is nice to see he doesnt give up on his dream bc he is truely amazing! i say keep it up! :) )

  9. Hoot OWL says:

    hey everyone
    All he needs is for someonne to take him to a Shrine Hospital and he can get a prosthesis for FREE NO CHARGE!
    What do you think SHRINE HOSPITALS are in business for! ! ! ! !

  10. planetmom says:

    What a great antidote to all the ugly lacrosse stories in the news this week

  11. Tom says:

    Adam has a “leg up” on anyone lacking courage and determination.

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  13. Joe Chaplin says:

    Way to go little man thats awsome keep going In all you do !!!!!!!

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