Closing Day of War Amps Ontario Seminar - War Amps Seminar teaches Ontario "CHAMPS" to handle teasing & bullies



    NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Sept. 21 /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 Ontario 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 Ontario Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in Niagara Falls. The
session, "Growing Up With CHAMP," will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Oakes
South Room of the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, 6755 Fallsview Boulevard, in
Niagara Falls.
    This open-forum session is conducted with the help of the Ontario 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 waramps.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Danita Chisholm, (613) 797-1654 (cell);
Annélise Petlock, (613) 818-8769; 1-877-60MEDIA; The Seminar ends at 11:30
a.m. Media are welcome to attend.


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