CALGARY, Sept. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program embrace a positive approach to growing up with an amputation, but there are still times when these Champs need to talk about "what bugs them".
"What Bugs Me," is the closing session of The War Amps 2013 Western CHAMP Seminar. In this open forum session, Champs talk about difficult issues they encounter like teasing, staring and "too many questions." Older Champs who are Junior Counsellors talk about how they handled these issues themselves growing up, and offer helpful advice.
|When:||Sunday, September 15 - 8:45 a.m.|
|Where:||Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Centre Street SE (Imperial Ballroom)|
"The kids love this session. It's their chance to share experiences and help each other find solutions," says War Amps spokesperson Rob Larman. "They also learn that they have a special role in educating others about amputation. Parents tell us that the kids leave the seminar with their 'batteries charged' and with renewed strength in dealing with life as an amputee."
Media are welcome to attend, or interviews can be arranged at any time.
The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program is built on the Winner's Circle philosophy, which encourages child amputees (Champs) to accept their amputations and develop a positive approach to challenges. CHAMP offers comprehensive services to Canadian child amputees and their families, such as:
- Financial assistance for artificial limbs and recreational devices
- Regional CHAMP seminars, which provide a forum for young amputees and their parents to share information and advice and see new developments in artificial limbs
- Peer counseling and emotional support through programs like Matching Mothers
SOURCE: War Amps
For further information:
Danita Chisholm, Executive Director, Communications
1 (613) 797-1654 or 1 877 60MEDIA