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CdA Man Celebrates Amputee Soccer

A Coeur d'Alene man is celebrating 30 years of World Cup soccer, but it's not the World Cup you might expect; the players have one leg and the goalies have one arm.Don Bennett, a businessman by trade, has an incredible resume. He was the first amputee to climb Mount Rainier. Won gold and silver in skiing and also founded the Amputee Soccer League in Seattle 30 years ago. Bennett lost his leg in a boating accident in 1972. He says he spent a few days sulking and wondering what he'd do with just one leg, but while in line to pick up his prosthetic saw a man in a wheelchair and says from that point on he never complained about having one leg again/Colleen O'Brien, KXLY. More here.

Question: Is there a person in your life with a so-called handicap that inspires you?




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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