Media Invitation - The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar - Growing Up

MONTREAL, May 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting today, approximately 100 child amputees from across Quebec will gather to attend The War Amps CHAMP Seminar for information, counselling and a forum to share advice and concerns. The media are invited to come meet the Champs, their families and The War Amps staff.

           When?       May 21-23, 2010

           Where?      Hôtel Loews Le Concorde
                       1225, cours du Général-De Montcalm
                       Quebec, Quebec
                       Tel.: 418 647-2222

Being amputees from birth isn't stopping Mélodie Poliquin, 6, and Xavier Fortier, 8, from biking, skipping rope and playing hockey.

Today (Friday, May 21) at 10:30 am, during the session Growing up with CHAMP, which is the opening event of the CHAMP Seminar, Mélodie and Xavier along with the Junior Counselling team will demonstrate their artificial limbs and devices they use for various activities.

Sessions will be held throughout the seminar dealing with the latest developments in artificial limbs, body image and the importance of amputees staying active. CHAMP Graduate Rémi Papineau will also share his many positive experiences and explain how he has overcome his amputation to enjoy life to the fullest.

The War Amps holds seminars to provide Champs and their families with valuable information, personal encouragement, and the opportunity to meet other amputee youngsters. According to CHAMP Director Louis Bourassa, a right leg amputee from an accident, seminars are part of the Winner's Circle philosophy, which encourages Champs to take a positive approach in all their activities and endeavours. They learn, "It's what's left that counts!"


For further information: For further information: Bénédicte Bertrand, Cellphone: (514) 943-0988

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