Media advisory - Amputee's successful career in U.S. television inspires at Richmond Hill Child Amputee Seminar
RICHMOND HILL, ON, Oct. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Subrata De, who was born missing her left hand, remembers well the challenges of growing up as an amputee. Today, she will tell her success story to child amputees from across Ontario attending The War Amps 2013 Ontario Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar. She will describe with candour and humour her experiences growing up in the CHAMP Program, and how her amputation has not been a barrier to a successful life and career.
De, who grew up in Thunder Bay, began working with NBC in 1998 on its Dateline show, and was later a senior producer for NBC Nightly News. She is currently Executive Producer of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports. Subrata has won several industry awards, including four Emmys.
|When:||Saturday, October 26 - 1:00 p.m.|
The Sheraton Parkway, 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill
(Grand York Ballroom A)
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" (Vaughan West)|
|8:50 a.m.||"PLAYSAFE" (Thornhill)|
|10:15 a.m.||"Healthy Living for Arm/Leg Amputees"|
|(Grand York Ballroom A / Vaughan East)|
|1:30 p.m.||"Amputees in Action" - Champs demonstrate recreational limbs and devices (Grand York Ballroom A)|
|2:45 pm.||"Discussion Groups for Arm/Leg Amputees" (Grand York Ballroom A / Vaughan Hall)|
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:
SOURCE War AmpsFor further information:
Danita Chisholm, Executive Director, Communications 1 (613) 797-1654 or 1 877 60MEDIA