ALEXANDRIA, Va (WUSA9) — WASHINGTON -- An amazing comeback for Representative Steven Scalise who returns to the ball field after being shot during practice for the Charity Congressional Baseball game one year ago on June 14.
“It just focuses more on the things that are important in life,” said the Congressman. "The things you love - my family, the job that I love, and your friends who get you through it.”
It was a shooting that terrorized the Alexandria area and almost killed the Majority Whip. But, thanks to two heroic Capitol Police Officers, Congressman Scalise made it to the hospital in time.
After undergoing several surgeries and intense rehabilitation, the Louisiana Republican made it back to the Floor of the House just three months later to thunderous applause.
Now, one year to the day, he will step back onto the baseball diamond; a remarkable recovery that he said was only possible through faith.
“What touched me in the most unique way was to see people pray for me that I never met before and how the power of prayer has really strengthened my recovery.”
The Charity Congressional Baseball game will be held at Nationals Park. Gates open at 530 p.m. with first pitch is at 7:05 p.m.