Media Advisory - Reminder - Day 2 - Amputee's Story Inspires Youngsters at War Amps Fredericton Seminar

FREDERICTON, July 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Today is the second day of The War Amps 2015 Atlantic Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar, which is taking place this weekend in Fredericton. CHAMP Graduate Naomi Tappin, a left leg amputee, will speak about embracing and overcoming the challenges of growing up as an amputee.



Saturday, July 11 – 1:00 p.m.


Delta Fredericton, 225 Woodstock Road
(Ballroom A and B)


Running July 10 to 12, 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, July, 11

8:50 a.m.

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

10:15 a.m.

Healthy Living for Arm Amputees (Grand Ballroom A and B)
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 (Governor's Ballroom A)
Leg amputees learn how to lead healthy lives and look at new ways to accomplish everyday activities.

1:30 p.m.

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

Sunday, July 12

8:45 a.m.

"What Bugs Me" (Grand 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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