News Conference - 10:30 AM, May 29th, 2009 - Ambassador Hotel, Kingston



    KINGSTON, ON, May 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Leah Neumann of Sydenham and Natalie
Turner of Amherstview are only five and fourteen respectively, but are already
"Believing and Achieving" with the help of The War Amps.
    Believing and Achieving: War Amps Champs Succeed! is the theme of a news
conference today (Friday May 29th) at 10:30 a.m. in the Ontario Room East of
Kingston's Ambassador Hotel.
    In the half-hour session, Leah, Natalie and other Ontario "Champs" will
demonstrate the artificial limbs and devices they use to overcome their
amputations and achieve their goals. For Leah, it is a myo-electric arm; for
Natalie, a standard artificial arm; for Andrew Beach of Picton, an adapted
bicycle; for Keaton Grassie of Keswick, waterproof swimming legs, and for Tim
Inglis of Ottawa, devices for snowboarding and scuba diving.
    The news conference will kick off The War Amps 2009 Ontario Child Amputee
(CHAMP) Seminar May 29-31 in Kingston, which will be attended by Champs from
across the province.
    "The Seminar will be a life-changing experience for both Champs and
parents," says 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."
    Media are welcome to attend the sessions, or interviews with the Champs
can be arranged at any time.




For further information:

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


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