Meet Brinley:
A little about Brinley… Brinley by nature is an athlete and a lover of all sports. She was the starting defender on the #1 ranked Independent Priemer Kansas soccer club, Mission United. She was also the starting catcher for Team Kansas. On May 17, 2021 Brinley was admitted to Children’s Mercy due to an infection that resulted from being cleated earlier that month during a soccer tournament. Due to the rare and aggressive nature of the infection, the doctors ended up having to amputate her lower left leg in order to save her life and with the hopes to keep the infection from spreading any further. After 18 surgeries and 47 days in the hospital Brinley is now relearning how to live life as an above the knee amputee. While this is not how Brinley or any of us imagined how things would have turned out, Brinley is determined to get back on the field. The sports leg would give her the mobility to get back to her true passion and love, catching. As well as continuing to play soccer. Brinley has always had the hopes and dreams of playing college sports and she has not given up on these dreams. A sports leg will get her that much closer to realizing her dream. As you may know prosthetics are very expensive and insurance does not cover sports legs. Help Variety KC help Brinley by donating to Varietykc,org