VANCOUVER, March 25 /CNW Telbec/ - What do you do when someone makes fun
of your artificial arm or calls you "peg leg" at school?
Mollie Milavsky-Jepsen, 7, of West Vancouver, will have some suggestions
for the child amputees from across B.C. attending the closing session of The
War Amps 2007 B.C. Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar at Vancouver's Westin
Bayshore Hotel today. The session, Growing Up With CHAMP, will take place at
10:15 a.m. in Stanley Park Ballroom 1.
This open-forum session addresses the issues of name-calling, bullying,
teasing and staring, with older Champs relating how they dealt with these
issues growing up and also provide valuable advice on topics like learning to
drive, body image and independent living tips.
During the session, Mollie, who was born missing part of her left hand,
will read a piece that she wrote for school that has the message that it is
"cool" to be different.
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
The Seminar ends today at noon.
For further information:
For further information: Danita Chisholm, (613) 797-1654 (cell), (604)
682-3377 (Westin) until March 25th. After this date, call 1-877-60MEDIA; Media
are welcome to attend the session.