Melissa Kendall is nearly a year removed from a hemipelvectomy surgery that resulted in having her left leg amputated. Kendall, 37, had a rare form of cancer that forced her to lose her leg, but the amputee soccer community has given her a sense of belonging.
“To have them there and show me just how full life can be, whether it can be in regaining function at work, the idea of having the family and carrying a baby, and the fun of joining a sports team, it was definitely eye-opening,” Kendall told FOX40.com. “I’m very grateful that the opportunity found me.”
Kendall will be joining the U.S. women’s national amputee soccer team at the Amp Futbol Cup in Warsaw, Poland in September.
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