Team Zaryen, Port-au-Prince‘s amputee soccer team, will tour the United States this fall, running soccer clinics for wounded members of the US military and focusing attention on the strides being made by those with disabilities in Haiti.

The tour will be co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Denver, and Project Medishare, Miami, who co-founded Healing Haiti’s Children—a program that has made prosthetics available to every child who lost a limb in last year’s earthquake in Port-au-Prince. All of the players on Team Zaryen have received prosthetics courtesy of this program. 

The program makes a multi-year course of prosthetic care and physical therapy available to every child who lost a limb as a result of the earthquake. Included in the rehabilitation is a Return to Sport program where Team Zaryen coaches children and youth in the fast-paced sport.

The Knights of Columbus have committed more than $1 million to the Healing Haiti’s Children program through Project Medishare.

[Source: Knights of Columbus via PR Newswire]