New War Amps film tells PEI CHAMP's remarkable story



    OTTAWA, June 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The War Amps has released a new
documentary that tells the inspiring story of a Prince Edward Island boy who
overcame a devastating injury in a farm accident to become an inspiration to
others.
    Mark, An Island Champ, is a 30-minute documentary about Mark Arendz,19,
of PEI, who lost his left arm at the age of seven in a farm accident. Soon
after, he attended a War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar, which was a
positive turning point for both him and his family.
    For Mark, it was a chance to meet and be inspired by other amputees. For
his parents, it meant being embraced by the CHAMP "family" and the reassurance
that there would be no limits to what their son could achieve. Mark fully
adopted CHAMP's Winner's Circle philosophy, and is now a role model for the
younger Champs and well-known as a volunteer Safety Ambassador in his island
community.
    "My amputation has helped me develop as a better person, and it gave me
more drive to be the best that I can be," says Mark, who has not only
developed his own way to enjoy the sports he loves - soccer, cycling and
cross-country skiing - but is also pursuing his goals of becoming a high-level
biathlete and a civil engineer.
    Produced by War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton, the documentary has been
distributed to regular, specialty and community channels across Canada and is
available at a cost-recovery price of $11 (DVD) by calling 1 800 250-3030 or
visiting waramps.ca.
    More information and a short clip of the documentary can be seen on The
War Amps Web site at waramps.ca/champ/video/winners/mark.php.




For further information:

For further information: or to interview Mark: Communications,
1-877-60MEDIA, communications@waramps.ca


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