MONTREAL, Nov. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Most people are familiar with The War
Amps internationally-recognized CHAMP Program for child amputees, but what
about the future? Louis Bourassa, Director of CHAMP (Quebec), answers that
question in the address mailing that will go out to Quebec residents starting
Bourassa says war amputees succeeded in overcoming many obstacles to
regain their pre-war lives. With this expertise, they established CHAMP which,
using a Winner's Circle philosophy, provides child amputees with financial
assistance for artificial limbs, counselling, regional Seminars and programs
like Matching Mothers.
He gives an example of how The War Amps has continued to innovate where
needed in order to provide a solid future for all child amputees through
"Devising a solution for single-limb amputees was not enough for the
multiple amputee youngster," he said. "We saw, however, that computer
technology could open up a new world of employment and so created WEBMASTERS,
in which these Super Champs learn to develop and maintain Web sites for
businesses that would not have the expertise to do so themselves."
"WEBMASTERS offers even the most severely disabled of the Champs a future
that includes education, employment, independence and family life," Bourassa
said, adding that the inaugural WEBMASTERS seminar, held this past summer, was
a resounding success.
Sent as a thank you to supporters of The War Amps Key Tag Service,
address labels are not just for letters! Among their uses are labeling books,
CDs and DVDs, crafts, golf clubs and even jam jars, as well as filling in
applications and entry forms.
The War Amps receives no government grants and is funded solely by public
support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information or to
order address labels, call 514 398-0759 or use E-ZEE ACCESS: call toll-free
1 800 250-3030, fax toll-free 1 800 219-8988 or visit www.waramps.ca.
For further information:
For further information: To interview a War Amps rep or Champ (where
available), please contact: Communications, (514) 398-0494, 1-800-265-0494,
email@example.com; For an address label graphic, visit
www.waramps.ca/news/photos/keyadd.html or for filler ads, www.waramps.ca/psa