Media advisory - Child amputees discuss "what bugs" them at WAr Amps Ontario Seminar
RICHMOND HILL, ON, Oct. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program embrace a positive approach to growing up with an amputation, but there are still times when these Champs need to talk about "what bugs them".
"What Bugs Me," is the closing session of The War Amps 2013 Ontario CHAMP Seminar. In this open forum session, Champs talk about difficult issues they encounter like teasing, staring and "too many questions." Older Champs who are Junior Counsellors talk about how they handled these issues themselves growing up, and offer helpful advice.
|When:||Sunday, October 27 - 8:45 a.m.|
|Where:||The Sheraton Parkway, 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill|
|(Grand York Ballroom)|
"The kids love this session. It's their chance to share experiences and help each other find solutions," says War Amps spokesperson Rob Larman. "They also learn that they have a special role in educating others about amputation. Parents tell us that the kids leave the seminar with their 'batteries charged' and with renewed strength in dealing with life as an amputee."
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:
Media are welcome to attend, or interviews can be arranged at any time.
Danita Chisholm, Executive Director, Communications
1 (613) 797-1654 or 1 877 60MEDIA