Day 2 - Edmonton - Media advisory reminder - Amputee's story inspires youngsters at War Amps Edmonton Seminar

EDMONTON, Aug. 22, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today is the second day of The War Amps 2015 Western Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar, which is taking place this weekend in Edmonton. CHAMP Graduate Lisa Dejong, a left foot amputee, will speak about embracing and overcoming the challenges of growing up as an amputee.



Saturday, August 22 – 1:00 p.m.


Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
4440 Gateway Boulevard (Jubilee Ballroom A)                                          


Running August 21 to 23, the Seminar will be a life-changing experience for Champs and their parents, covering everything from raising a child amputee, to dealing with teasing and staring, to seeing the latest developments in artificial limbs.                            

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CHAMP Program, which has provided generations of child amputees with financial assistance for artificial limbs, regional seminars and peer support.

Media are also welcome to attend the following sessions and interviews with the Champs can be arranged at any time.


Saturday, August 22

8:50 a.m.  

PLAYSAFE! (Gallery 1)
Champs learn how they can become Safety Ambassadors and teach other
children how to PLAYSAFE.

10:15 a.m.

Healthy Living for Arm Amputees (Jubilee Ballroom A) 
 Arm amputees learn how to lead healthy lives, discover a multitude of
daily living aids and look at new ways to accomplish everyday activities.

10:15 a.m.

Healthy Living for Leg Amputees (Palm)
Leg amputees learn how to lead healthy lives and look at new ways to
accomplish everyday activities.

1:30 p.m.

Amputees in Action! (Jubilee Ballroom A)
 Champs demonstrate their artificial limbs and devices.

Sunday, August 23

8:45 a.m

"What Bugs Me" (Jubilee Ballroom)
Open forum session where young Champs talk about and learn how to
handle difficult issues they encounter like teasing, staring and "too many questions."



For further information: Danita Chisholm, Executive Director, Communications, 1 (613) 797-1654


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