TORONTO, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - What do you do when someone makes fun of your
artificial limbs or calls you "peg leg" at school?
Members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program from across Canada
with multiple amputations - or "Super Champs" - will get the answers today on
the final day of The War Amps 2008 Multiple Amputation Seminar at Toronto's
Westin Prince Hotel (900 York Mills Road). The session, Growing Up With CHAMP,
will take place at 10:15 am in the Westin's Ballroom South.
This open-forum session is conducted with the help of the Junior
Counselling team, who will talk to the younger "Super Champs" about
name-calling, teasing and staring, relating how they dealt with these issues
growing up and how to turn them into opportunities to educate others about
War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton, who founded CHAMP, says the Multiple
Amputation Seminar, ending today at noon, is an invaluable resource for Super
Champs and their parents. "We hold regular CHAMP Seminars, but this one allows
us to address in an in-depth way the issues specific to raising a multiple
amputee child. It has a tremendous impact in putting these young Super Champs
on the road to independence."
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 grants. For
more information, call toll-free 1 800 250-3030, fax toll-free 1 800 219-8988
or visit www.waramps.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Danita Chisholm at (613) 797-1654 (cell) or
Annélise Petlock at (613) 818-8769; Media are welcome to attend the session.