OTTAWA, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Bloorview Kids Rehab will present War Amps
CEO Cliff Chadderton with the 2008 Circle of Honour Award at 6:15 p.m. tonight
(Wednesday June 18th) at their location at 150 Kilgour Road in Toronto.
The Award recognizes exceptional contribution to creating a better world
for children and youth with disabilities and their families, and honours
outstanding achievements in the area of advocacy, education, philanthropy,
research and service related to children's rehabilitation and complex care.
A leg amputee himself due to injuries sustained in the Battle of the
Scheldt in World War II, Mr. Chadderton was selected for the Circle of Honour
Award for reasons detailed in the following excerpts from the profile prepared
by Bloorview Kids Rehab:
"Clifford Chadderton's contributions in the areas of amputation and
rehabilitation have spanned a lifetime. Cliff's innovation and creativity
prompted the creation of the revolutionary Child Amputee (CHAMP) program
in 1975. CHAMP is the only program of its kind in the world and has
gained international renown for its innovative assistance to children who
are born missing limbs or lose limbs due to accidents or medical
reasons....Bloorview's Prosthetics and Orthotics department has
benefitted a great deal from CHAMP's sustained support, from funding to
assist with professional development ensuring the newest technology is
researched and available to Canadian amputees, to resources that help
children get the equipment they need to reach their individual goals.
Leading by example, Cliff's legacy of inclusiveness has had a lasting
impact on generations of children with disabilities and their families
around the world. "
Bloorview Kids Rehab is Canada's largest pediatric rehabilitation and
complex continuing care teaching hospital, with almost 52,000 outpatient
visits annually from all over Ontario, across Canada and around the world.
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