War Amps News Conference

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 government funding.

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

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