OTTAWA, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The War Amps Winner's Circle philosophy
encourages child amputees to overcome their amputations and live active lives.
Today at the Association's 2007 Ontario Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in
Ottawa, a local CHAMP Graduate will tell the youngsters attending how he
At 1:15 p.m. in International Ballroom A of Ottawa's Crowne Plaza Hotel,
101 Lyon Street, Chris Hudson of Ottawa, will tell his inspiring story. A left
leg amputee due to a limb deficiency at birth, he was enrolled in CHAMP and,
after attending his first Seminar, realized he was not alone. He later became
a Junior Counsellor to give back, and joined The War Amps Operation Legacy,
which passes the NEVER AGAIN! message from war amputee veterans to Canada's
youth. Now an anesthesiology resident who will do a fellowship in cardiac
anesthesia at Duke University next year, Chris will talk about the challenges
he has overcome as an amputee to be the success he is today.
Immediately following, at 1:30 p.m. in the same room, Champs from across
Ontario will demonstrate their recreational limbs and devices, including those
for golfing, swimming, hockey, cycling and weightlifting in a session called
"Amputees in Action!"
Morning sessions from 9 to 11:15 a.m. include: "PLAYSAFE" (Chaudière
Room) for Champs 6-11 to learn to be War Amps Safety Ambassadors; "Teen
Issues" (Richelieu) for Champs 12 & up on working, driving and body image and
"Play & Learn" (Victoria) for Champs 5 & under and parents to meet and share
information (at 10:15, this group moves to International Ballroom A for a
session on artificial limbs for infants/toddlers).
Founded by War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton, CHAMP changes the lives of
child amputees through artificial limbs, counselling, regional Seminars and
programs like Matching Mothers. The War Amps is funded solely through public
support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service and receives no government
grants. For more information, call toll-free 1 800 250-3030, fax toll-free 1
800 219-8988 or visit www.waramps.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Danita Chisholm, (613) 731-3821, Cell: (613)
797-1654, 1 (877) 60MEDIA; Media are welcome to attend the session