Closing Day of War Amps B.C. Seminar - Child amputees learn to handle teasing & bullies at War Amps Victoria Seminar



    VICTORIA, March 30 /CNW Telbec/ - What do you do when someone makes fun
of your artificial arm or calls you "peg leg" at school?
    Child amputees from across B.C. will get the answers today and learn to
deal with other issues of growing up as an amputee on the final day of The War
Amps 2008 B.C. Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in Victoria. The session,
"Growing Up With CHAMP," will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Ascot Ballroom
of the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel, 45 Songhees Road in Victoria.
    This open-forum session is conducted with the help of the B.C. Junior
Counselling team. They will talk to the younger Champs about name-calling,
bullying, teasing and staring, relating how they dealt with these issues
growing up and how to turn them into opportunities to educate others about
amputation.

    CHAMP, founded by War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton, utilizes the Winner's
Circle philosophy to change the lives of child amputees through artificial
limbs, counselling, regional Seminars and programs like Matching Mothers. The
War Amps is funded solely through public support of the Key Tag and Address
Label Service and receives no government grants. For more information, 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: Danita Chisholm, (613) 797-1654 (cell), (613)
731-3821, 1-877-60MEDIA; The Seminar ends at 11:30 a.m. Media are welcome to
attend


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