10:30 AM, October 23, 2009
Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 1150 Wellington Rd S, London
LONDON, ON, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Being born a right arm amputee hasn't stopped Noah McLeod, 6, of Thamesford, ON, from enjoying bike riding with his friends or playing hockey. He does so with devices provided by The War Amps.
Noah will demonstrate his bike and hockey devices in a news conference at 10:30 a.m. today (Friday October 23rd) in the London B Room of London's Sheraton Four Points Hotel as the opening session of The War Amps 2009 Ontario 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 Ontario who will demonstrate the artificial limbs and devices they use to overcome their amputations and achieve their goals. Examples include devices for weightlifting, swimming, guitar and more.
The seminar, which runs October 23 to 25, 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.
SOURCE War Amps
For further information: For further information: Danita Chisholm, Director of Communications, (613) 797-1654 or 1-877-60MEDIA