Media advisory - Right hand amputee who became pilot to inspire kids at War Amps Calgary Seminar today
CALGARY, Sept. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Tom Black, of Calgary, remembers well the challenges of growing up as an amputee. Today, he will tell his success story to child amputees from across the Western provinces attending The War Amps 2013 Western Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar.
Tom, 33, was born a right hand amputee. He will describe with candour and humour his experiences growing up in the CHAMP Program, and how he overcame his amputation to achieve his dream of becoming a pilot with a major Canadian airline.
|When:||Saturday, September 14 - 1:00 p.m.|
|Where:||Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Centre Street SE, (Imperial Ballroom)|
Media are also welcome to attend the following sessions today, or interviews with the Champs can be arranged at any time.
|8:50 a.m.||"Play & Learn" (Doll/Herald Room)|
|8:50 a.m.||"PLAYSAFE" (Imperial 3)|
|10:15 a.m.||"Healthy Living for Arm/Leg Amputees" (Imperial 1, 2 / Imperial 4, 6, 8)|
|1:30 p.m.||"Amputees in Action" - Champs Demonstrate Recreational Limbs and Devices (Imperial 2, 4, 6)|
|2:45 pm.||"Discussion Groups for Arm/Leg Amputees" (Imperial 1, 2 / Imperial 4, 6, 8)|
The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program is built on the Winner's Circle philosophy, which encourages child amputees (Champs) to accept their amputations and develop a positive approach to challenges. CHAMP offers comprehensive services to Canadian child amputees and their families, such as:
- Financial assistance for artificial limbs and recreational devices
- Regional CHAMP seminars, which provide a forum for young amputees and their parents to share information and advice and see new developments in artificial limbs
- Peer counseling and emotional support through programs like Matching Mothers
SOURCE War AmpsFor further information:
Danita Chisholm, Executive Director, Communications
1 (613) 797-1654 or 1 877 60MEDIA