Aug 1, 2011 4:10 PM by Gene Cotton

Knights of Columbus: Haiti amputee team to tour US

DENVER (AP) - The Knights of Columbus say an amputee soccer team that includes players injured in Haiti's 2010 earthquake plans to tour the United States to work with soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the Knights of Columbus, Andrew Walther, said Monday that the aim of the fall tour by Team Zaryen was to raise awareness about earthquake amputees in Haiti and to thank the U.S. military for its help after the quake.

Thousands of Haitians lost limbs so they could be pulled from the rubble or to stop infections following the quake.

The Knights of Columbus began working with the soccer team through its work with Project Medishare to provide prosthetic limbs to Haitian children. The Catholic benevolent organization is holding its 129th international convention in Denver.




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