Wheelchair lacrosse comes to Denver

KUSA - It is anything but your average disabled sport.

Formed in 2009, USA Wheelchair Lacrosse has quickly gained support across the country, giving players an opportunity to once again play the game they love.

"I started off playing wheelchair basketball, that was good, but lacrosse is my game, now I get to play lacrosse. I'm stoked, hyped, happy, pick whichever one you want," said Carlton Coleman with Team USA.

Coleman was helping a woman change a tire on the side of the road when he was hit by a drunk driver. The former college lacrosse player ended up losing his leg. Now he's part of a brotherhood on the front lines of an emerging sport.

"The best part about the second chance about even being able to play again, is the guys that you get to play with. The camaraderie with them is just wonderful."

He may not be able to run anymore, but the feeling is the same.

"A body in motion, will stay in motion, that's what I want to do, stay in motion," he said.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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