BRITISH COLUMBIA, Oct. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Most Canadians are familiar with
The War Amps internationally-recognized CHAMP Program for child amputees, but
what about the future? War Amps CEO and CHAMP founder Cliff Chadderton answers
that question in the address mailing that will go out to BC residents starting
Chadderton says war amputees succeeded in overcoming many obstacles to
regain their pre-war lives. With this expertise, they established CHAMP which,
using a Winner's Circle philosophy, provides child amputees with financial
assistance for artificial limbs, counselling, regional Seminars and programs
like Matching Mothers. He gives an example of how The War Amps has continued
to innovate where needed in order to provide a solid future for all child
amputees through CHAMP:
"Devising a solution for single-limb amputees was not enough for the
multiple amputee youngster," he said. "We saw, however, that computer
technology could open up a new world of employment and so created WEBMASTERS,
in which these Super Champs learn to develop and maintain Web sites for
businesses that would not have the expertise to do so themselves."
"WEBMASTERS offers even the most severely disabled of the Champs a future
that includes education, employment, independence and family life," Chadderton
said, adding that the inaugural WEBMASTERS seminar, held this past summer, was
a resounding success.
Sent as a thank you to supporters of The War Amps Key Tag Service,
address labels are not just for letters! Among their uses are labeling books,
CDs and DVDs, crafts, golf clubs and even jam jars, as well as filling in
applications and entry forms.
The War Amps receives no government grants and is funded solely by public
support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information or to
order address labels, use E-ZEE ACCESS: 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: To interview a War Amps rep or Champ (where
available) or receive text electronically, contact Communications at
1-877-60MEDIA or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; for an address label
graphic, visit www.waramps.ca/news/photos/keyadd.html or for filler ads,