NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Sept. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Joshua Hampel, 6, and Abigail
Capannelli, 8, both of Waterdown, Ontario, aren't letting the fact that they
are amputees stop them from being active. They live life to the fullest with
the help of artificial limbs and devices provided by The War Amps.
Today (Friday September 19) at 10:30 a.m. in the Ontario Room of Niagara
Falls' Sheraton Fallsview Hotel (6755 Fallsview Blvd), Joshua, who was born a
left arm amputee, will demonstrate his devices for hockey, lacrosse, golf and
doing push-ups, while Abigail, who was born a left hand amputee, will
demonstrate how she rides her bike with a special handlebar adaptation.
The session, Disability vs. Dreams - Dreams Win Every Time, is the
opening event of The War Amps 2008 Ontario Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar being
held in Niagara Falls from September 19 to 21, and will feature other Champs
showing their recreational limbs and devices for activities such as playing
guitar and drums, swimming, and horseback riding.
The Seminar brings child amputees and their parents together from across
Ontario to see the latest in artificial limbs, attend counselling sessions and
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.
Media are welcome to attend.
For further information:
For further information: Danita Chisholm, (613) 797-1654 (cell);
Annélise Petlock, (613) 818-8769, 1-877-60MEDIA