Amputee's story inspires "CHAMPS" at War Amps Moncton Seminar today

    MONCTON, NB, Aug. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Julia Lindsay, 26, remembers well the
challenges of growing up as an amputee. Today at 1 p.m. in Ballroom A of the
Delta Beausejour Hotel in Moncton (750 Main Street), she will tell child
amputees attending The War Amps 2009 Atlantic Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar
her inspiring story.
    Enrolled in CHAMP after being born missing part of her left hand, Julia,
a Truro, NS, native, 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 Dalhousie University, she now works for the Nova Scotia government
and also runs a home-based business.
    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" (Shediac B Room)
                  "Teen Issues" (Ballroom A)
                  "Play & Learn" (Shediac C)

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

    1 p.m. -      "Julia Lindsay: Life As A Champ" (Ballroom A)

    1:30 p.m. -   "Amputees in Action!": Champs Demonstrate Recreational
                  Limbs & Devices (Ballroom A)

    2:45 p.m. -   New Developments in Artificial Limbs (Ballroom A)

For further information:

For further information: Danita Chisholm, Director of Communications,
(613) 797-1654

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