BURLINGTON, ON, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ - As it marks its 95th anniversary this year, The War Amps and local members of its Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program will be taking a look at artificial limbs then and now.
In a news conference at 10:30 am today in the Pearson Room of the Holiday Inn Burlington (3063 South Service Road), Jamey Irwin, 15, of Mississauga, who was born missing part of her right hand, will demonstrate her hockey device.
With the theme Celebrating 95 Years, the news conference will also feature other Champs from across Ontario demonstrating the limbs and devices they use to overcome their amputations and achieve their goals, such as those for running, skiing, weightlifting and guitar. It will also touch on the incredible advances in artificial limbs over 95 years.
Running April 26 to 28, the seminar will be a life-changing experience for Champs and their parents, covering everything from raising an amputee child, to dealing with teasing and staring, to seeing the latest developments in artificial limbs.
Media are welcome to attend the sessions, or interviews with the Champs can be arranged at any time.
SOURCE: War Amps
For further information:
Danita Chisholm, Executive Director, Communications
1 (613) 797-1654 or 1 877 60MEDIA