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NubAbility Athletics Coach

Daren Manheimer

“NubAbility means so much to me because I get to work with your athletes who look just like me. It is so humbling to watch these kids grow on and off the field. I am proud to volunteer my time as a coach.”

About Daren

Limb Difference: Congenital

Type: Right Leg, Below Knee

Sport: Baseball

Daren suffered from fibular hemimelia caused by amniotic band syndrome when he was in his mother’s womb. ABS occurs when an unborn baby gets entangled in the “fibrous, stringlike amniotic bands of the amniotic sac.” The restriction of blood flow can cause deformities. His twin brother, Gavin, was not affected.

Shriners Hospital would provide Daren with much of the life-improving procedures he would need through the years, including a number of prosthetic legs as he grew. A couple years ago, life improved when Daren received a grant from the Challenged Athletes Foundation for a new leg. He was fitted for a Cheetah Xplore by Ossur, a blade.

The “foot” of the blade has a heel, allowing Daren to wear a shoe, or a baseball cleat. The “foot” also is split, to help Daren’s agility. It gives him more of an explosion when he pushes off the blade.

Sports + Highlights:

Elmira College (NY), Infielder (2yrs)

Clark College (WA), Infielder (2yrs)

Columbia River High School (WA), Infielder (4yrs)


Favorite Team: Seattle Mariners


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