BURLINGTON, ON, April 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Denise Swedlo remembers well the challenges of growing up as an amputee. Today at 1 p.m. in Halton Hall at the Holiday Inn Burlington (3063 South Service Road), she will tell child amputees attending The War Amps 2013 Ontario Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar her inspiring story.
Denise lost her right arm and part of her left hand in a lawnmower accident at the age of two. She was enrolled in CHAMP, through which she received financial support for artificial limbs and attended CHAMP seminars. She later "gave back" by becoming a Junior Counsellor to the younger Champs. Today she will speak with humour and candour about the challenges of growing up as an amputee as well as how The War Amps philosophy of "amputees helping amputees" helped her. Now a business analyst for a large investment company, Denise resides in Whitby with her husband and two children.
Media are welcome to attend the following sessions today, or interviews with the Champs can be arranged at any time:
|8:50 a.m. -|| "Play & Learn" (Halton A)
"PLAYSAFE!" (Burlington South)
"Keeping Active" (Pearson)
|10:15 a.m. -||"Healthy Living for Arm/Leg Amputees" (Halton Hall/Burlington North)|
|1 p.m. -||"Denise Swedlo: Life as a Champ" (Halton Hall)|
|1:30 p.m. -||"Amputees in Action!" Champs Demonstrate Recreational Limbs & Devices (Halton Hall)|
|2:45 p.m -|| "Discussion Groups for Arm/Leg Amputees" (Halton Hall/Burlington North)
SOURCE: War Amps
For further information:
Danita Chisholm, Executive Director, Communications
1 (613) 797-1654 or 1 877 60MEDIA