10:30 AM, Friday September 28, 2012 - Westin Prince Hotel (900 York
Mills Road, Toronto)
TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - "Super Champs" Drew Steininger, 3, of
Langenburg, Saskatchewan and Kamryn Bond, 2, of Grande Prairie,
Alberta, will get a "JUMPSTART" on their future at The War Amps 2012
Multiple Amputation Seminar, running September 28 to 30.
Today at 10:30 a.m. in the South Princess Room of the Westin Prince
Hotel (900 York Mills Road) in Toronto, these "Super Champs," members
of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program with multiple
amputations, will be presented with a computer by The War Amps.
With their computers, Drew and Kamryn will start their journey on the
road to independence through The War Amps JUMPSTART Program, which
provides multiple amputees with computers, assistive computer devices
and educational software. The War Amps calls computers "the great
equalizer" in helping Super Champs like Drew and Kamryn with their
education and later success in the workforce.
In addition to the computer presentation, older "Super Champs" attending
the Seminar will show the recreational limbs and devices they use to
keep up with their peers and stay fit.
Multiple Amputation Seminars are an invaluable resource for "Super
Champs" and their parents. The War Amps holds regional CHAMP Seminars,
however, this one addresses in an in-depth way the issues specific to
multiple amputee children.
Utilizing the Winner's Circle philosophy, CHAMP changes the lives of
child amputees through artificial limbs, counselling, 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
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