VICTORIA, March 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Alison Hobbs, 28, of Delta, remembers well the challenges of growing up as an amputee. Today at 1 p.m. in the Ascot Ballroom of Victoria's Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel (45 Songhees Road), she will tell child amputees attending The War Amps 2012 BC Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar her inspiring story.
Alison, who enrolled in CHAMP before her first birthday, received financial support for artificial limbs and attended the BC CHAMP seminars. As a teen, Alison "gave back" by becoming a Junior Counsellor to the younger Champs at seminars. Today she will talk with humour and candour about the challenges of growing up with an amputation as well as how The War Amps philosophy of "amputees helping amputees" helped her. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems, she now works at a Richmond software company.
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" (Harbour Room)|
|"PLAYSAFE!" (Pacific Suite)|
|"Keeping Active" (Balfour/Chelsea/Derby)|
|10:15 a.m. -||"Healthy Living for Arm Amputees" (Ascot Ballroom)|
|"Healthy Living for Leg Amputees" (Songhees Suite)|
|1 p.m. -||"Alison Hobbs: Life as a CHAMP" (Ascot Ballroom)|
|1:30 p.m. -||"Amputees in Action!" Champs Demonstrate Recreational Limbs & Devices (Ascot Ballroom)|
|3:30 p.m -||"Discussion Groups for Arm Amputees" (Ascot Ballroom)|
|"Discussion Groups for Leg Amputees" (Harbour Room)|
For further information:
Danita Chisholm, Executive Director, Communications
1 (613) 797-1654 or 1 877 60MEDIA