Wins for Kansas: Never Say Never Foundation

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The Never Say Never Foundation helps kids and young adult amputees overcome adversity by getting them into adaptive sports and helping them get the equipment they need.

"They help to provide running blades for amputees that often times aren't covered by insurance," says Emily Aronis, a volunteer for the foundation.

Those blades can run from $15,000 to more than $100,000, and it’s a mission extremely close to Emily’s heart.

"My daughter became an amputee when she was 18 months old. She was at an in-home daycare, and the daycare provider decided to mow the lawn while the kids were outside. And my daughter got ran over by the lawn mower."

That moment resulted in her daughter becoming a below the knee amputee and needing the help of Never Say Never.

"Over the last five years, she's gone from barely being able to walk to now she’s literally sprinting down the track."

Now they want to help other kids experience that same feeling through their “Red, White and Blades” event.

"This year was just a really great opportunity to give back and provide running blades for other kids through the Never Say Never Foundation."

To help with their mission, KAKE TV and our partners DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers are honored to them as this week's, “Wins for Kansas.”