ST. JOHN'S, Aug. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - What do you do when someone makes fun
of your artificial arm or calls you "peg leg" at school?
Child amputees from across the Atlantic provinces will get the answers
today and learn to deal with other issues of growing up as an amputee on the
final day of The War Amps 2007 Atlantic Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in St.
John's. The session, "Growing Up With CHAMP," will take place at 10:15 a.m. in
the Fort William A Ballroom of the Fairmont Newfoundland Hotel in St. John's.
This open-forum session is conducted with the help of the Atlantic Junior
Counselling team. They will talk to the younger Champs about name-calling,
bullying, teasing and staring, relating how they dealt with these issues
growing up and how to turn them into opportunities to educate others about
CHAMP, founded by War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton, utilizes the Winner's
Circle philosophy to change the lives of child amputees through artificial
limbs, counselling, regional Seminars and programs like Matching Mothers. The
War Amps is funded solely through public support of the Key Tag and Address
Label Service and receives no government grants. For more information, call
toll-free 1 800 250-3030, fax toll-free 1 800 219-8988 or visit
The Seminar ends today at noon.
For further information:
For further information: Danita Chisholm, cell. (613) 797-1654;
Fairmont, (709) 726-4980, from August 16th to 19th; Before or after,
1-877-60MEDIA; Media are welcome to attend the session