First amputee soccer team in Michigan created by college student (includes video student)

College student Emily Eitzman is reinventing the world of team sports for a group of athletes in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The University of Michigan senior founded the U-M Amputee Soccer Camp, an inclusive sports initiative for those with limb differences.

The camp is set to be the first of its kind in the state of Michigan. Aiming to spread awareness of limb loss and difference representation in sports, non-amputee participants are invited to play and support the cause as well.

“This kind of stuff didn’t exist when I was a kid,” said soccer player and amputee Katy Thorpe. “Getting the opportunity to get out and see people like you and get active and do something fun is really exciting.”

Anthony Milian is a junior at Florida International University majoring in Digital Broadcasting. He enjoys watching and analyzing sports, reading and learning more about sports history, and spending time with his family and friends