Prosthetics & Athletics

Prosthetics and Athletics By: Brandon Burke Have you ever seen those flashy sprinting blades worn by those in the Paralympics, like Blake Leeper, Richard Whitehead, and April Holmes? It seems like they are flying down the track, as fast as any other human could, able-bodied, or not. Most of those runners were once in a Read More…

DJ Vanderwerf / Amputee QB

SWEETWATER — Standing on a soggy practice field at Sweetwater High School on Tuesday, DJ Vanderwerf fired off one pass after another. “Ready. Set, go!” the junior barked as his football teammate, Andrew Campbell, ran downfield. Vanderwerf is set to make his second straight start at quarterback when the Wildcats, who are 4-3 and within Read More…