War Amps address label mailing to Quebec residents explains where it all began

QUEBEC, Nov. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The War Amps 2013 address label mailing is on its way to Quebec residents starting this week. Its theme, "Where It All Began," pays special tribute to The War Amps 95th anniversary.

For Marie, "it all began" when she was a newborn baby. In the letter accompanying the mailing, she describes how The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program was there for her when she lost a leg due to medical complications at birth. Fortunately, CHAMP had been launched just a few years before, and her family soon learned that there would be help when they needed it.

Marie says, "The War Amps provided financial assistance for my artificial limbs and I met older amputees who were role models. My parents could talk to other parents and see that I could live a normal life. I learned to adapt and find solutions to do activities despite the little obstacles. The War Amps gave me the strong belief that when there is a will there is a way."

Sent as a thank you to supporters of The War Amps Key Tag Service, address labels are not just for envelopes! They can be used to identify items like books and for filling out name and address information on forms.

Marie is just one of the thousands of Champs who have benefitted from The War Amps 95 year legacy of "amputees helping amputees." For more stories, the public is encouraged to read the Association's latest annual report at waramps.ca.

The War Amps receives no government grants. Its programs are possible solely through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, or to order address labels, visit waramps.ca or call 514 398-0759 or 1 800 250-3030.

SOURCE: War Amps

For further information:

To interview a War Amps rep or Champ (where available), contact Communications at 514 398-0494 or 1 800 265-0494 or e-mail communications@waramps.ca; for an address label graphic, visit waramps.ca/newsroom/stock_photos/keyadd.html or for filler print psas, waramps.ca/psa.


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