Ontario "CHAMP" tells success story on day two of War Amps Seminar



    NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Sept. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The War Amps Winner's Circle
philosophy encourages child amputees to overcome their amputations and live
active lives. Today at the Association's 2008 Ontario Child Amputee (CHAMP)
Seminar in Niagara Falls, one CHAMP Graduate will tell the youngsters
attending how she achieved this.
    At 1:15 p.m. today in the Oakes South Room of Niagara Falls' Sheraton
Fallsview Hotel (6755 Fallsview Blvd), Christine McMaster will tell her
inspiring story.
    Born a left arm amputee, Christine attended CHAMP Seminars and became a
Junior Counsellor to give back. She was a Safety Ambassador with The War Amps
PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE float in many parades, and is also a member of Operation
Legacy, which passes the NEVER AGAIN! message from war amputee veterans to
Canada's youth. She graduated from Lakehead University with a teaching degree
and now lives in Belleville with her husband and two young children. She will
tell the Champs about the challenges she has overcome as an amputee to be the
success she is today.
    Immediately following, at 1:30 p.m. in the same room, Champs from across
Ontario will demonstrate their recreational limbs and devices, including those
for golfing, swimming, hockey and cycling in a session called "Champs in
Action!"
    Morning sessions from 9 to 11:15 a.m. include: "PLAYSAFE" (Ontario Room)
for Champs 6-11 where they learn to be War Amps Safety Ambassadors; "Teen
Issues" (Oakes South; moving to Canadiana room at 10:15) for Champs 12 & up on
working, driving and body image and "Play & Learn" (Canadiana) for Champs 5 &
under and parents to meet, share information and learn about artificial limb
options for infants and toddlers (this last portion in Oakes South at
10:15 am).

    Founded by War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton, CHAMP changes 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 or 1-877-60MEDIA; Media are welcome to attend
the sessions.


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