NEWS CONFERENCE - 10:30 AM, August 21, 2009 - Delta Beausejour Hotel, 750 Main St., Moncton



    MONCTON, NB, Aug. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Being born missing his right leg
hasn't stopped Jacob Leblanc, 7, of McQuade, NB, from enjoying bike riding
with his friends. He does so with a hand-pedalled bike provided by The War
Amps.
    Jacob will demonstrate his bike in a news conference at 10:30 a.m. today
(Friday August 21st) in the Shediac C room of the Delta Beausejour Hotel in
Moncton as the opening session of The War Amps 2009 Atlantic Child Amputee
(CHAMP) Seminar.
    The theme of the news conference is Believing and Achieving: War Amps
Champs Succeed! and will include other Champs from across the Atlantic
provinces who will demonstrate the artificial limbs and devices they use to
overcome their amputations and achieve their goals. Examples include devices
for weightlifting, hockey, swimming, violin and more.
    The seminar, which runs August 21 to 23, will be a "life-changing
experience" according to War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton. "It's a packed weekend
covering everything from raising an amputee child to dealing with teasing and
staring, to seeing the latest developments in artificial limbs," he said.
    Media are welcome to attend the sessions, or interviews with the Champs
can be arranged at any time.




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For further information: Danita Chisholm, Director of Communications,
(613) 797-1654


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