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


    LAVAL, QC, April 24 /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

                     When?      April 24-26, 2009

                     Where?     Hôtel Sheraton Laval
                                2440, autoroute des Laurentides
                                Laval, Quebec
                                Tel.: 450 687-2440

    Being amputees from birth isn't stopping Clémence Mainville, 6, and
Camille Chai, 19, from joining their friends in the swimming pool with the
help of artificial limbs provided by The War Amps.
    Today (Friday, April 24) at 10:30 am, during the session Disability vs
Dreams... Dreams Win Everytime!, which is the opening event of the CHAMP
Seminar, Clémence and Camille will demonstrate their waterproof swimming legs.
    Other Champs will also take part. Philippe Monette, 7, a right arm
amputee, will show his various devices for biking, hockey and catching balls,
while Félix-Antoine Huard, 17, and Marie-Marie Allard, 19, both left arm
amputees, will show their weight lifting devices.
    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 Marie Beaumont will also share her many
positive experiences and explain how she has overcome her 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 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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