Amputee's story inspires "CHAMPS" at War Amps London seminar today

LONDON, ON, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Meagan Tuck, 24, remembers well the challenges of growing up as an amputee. Today at 1 p.m. in the Bristol A & B Room of the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in London (1150 Wellington Road S), she will tell child amputees attending The War Amps 2009 Ontario Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar her inspiring story.

Meagan was enrolled in CHAMP in 1989 after losing part of her right hand when the car she was travelling in was struck by another vehicle. She will describe with candour and humour life as an amputee and how she overcame the bumps in the road to be the success she is today. A graduate of Wilfred Laurier University, she is now studying musical theatre at a Toronto performing arts school.

Media are welcome to attend any of the following sessions today, or interviews with the Champs can be arranged at any time:

    9 a.m. -     "PLAYSAFE" (Manchester Room)
                 "Teen Issues" (Bristol A & B)
                 "Play & Learn" (Balmoral)

    10:15 a.m. - "Infant/Toddler Prosthetics" (Balmoral)

    1 p.m. -     "Meagan Tuck: Life As A Champ" (Bristol A & B)
    1:30 p.m. -  "Amputees in Action!": Champs Demonstrate Recreational Limbs
                 & Devices (Bristol A & B)
    2:45 p.m. -  New Developments in Artificial Limbs (Bristol A & B)


For further information: For further information: Danita Chisholm, Director of Communications, (613) 797-1654 or 1-877-60MEDIA

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