10:30 AM, Friday August 17, 2012 - The Westin Nova Scotian (1181 Hollis
HALIFAX, Aug. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Mark Allison, 14, of Hunts Point, NS,
doesn't let being a right leg amputee prevent him from enjoying some of
his favourite activities, like swimming. He is able to do so with the
help of his swim leg provided by The War Amps.
Mark, who was enrolled in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program
after losing his leg to cancer, will show his swim leg today (Friday
August 17) in Harbour Suite A of The Westin Nova Scotian at the opening
session of The War Amps 2012 Atlantic CHAMP Seminar.
With the theme Accentuating the Positive, the news conference will also feature other young amputees from across
the Atlantic provinces demonstrating various recreational artificial
limbs and devices they use to overcome their amputations and achieve
Running August 17-19, the seminar will be a life-changing experience for
Champs and their parents, 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.
SOURCE: WAR AMPS
For further information:
Danita Chisholm, Executive Director, Communications
1 (613) 797-1654 or 1 877 60MEDIA