Reminder - The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) seminar - Media invitation (Day 3)

    LAVAL, QC, April 29 /CNW Telbec/ - What do you do when someone makes fun
of your artificial limb or calls you "peg leg" at school?
    Child amputees from across Quebec will get the answers today and learn to
deal with other issues of growing up as an amputee during the Growing up with
CHAMP Session. Younger Champs will have the chance to talk about things like
teasing and staring, in a forum-like discussion. Older Champs will offer
advice and suggestions on how they dealt with the same situations while
growing up.

                 When?      Today, April 29 (in the morning)

                 Where?     Sheraton Laval Hotel
                            2440 Laurentides Highway 15
                            Laval, Quebec
                            Tel.: 450 687-2440

    Members of the media are invited to attend the following sessions:

                           (Laval 3/ Terrebonne-Rosemère/Chomedey Rooms)
                           This session is packed with information on many
                           aspects of living as an amputee, such as stump
                           hygiene, lotions and creams, energy consumption
                           and exercise. Some very practical tips and advice
                           on the day to day challenges of living with an
                           amputation will also be provided. Super Champs
                           will attend a session created for them, which will
                           address their specific needs.

    10:50 AM to 11:30 AM   GROWING UP WITH CHAMP
                           (Laval 3 Room)
                           This session deals with the emotional aspects of
                           being an amputee. Child amputees have many
                           questions: "What do I do when people stare at my
                           artificial limb? What do I say when people tease
                           me? How do I answer all the questions I get about
                           my amputation? With the guidance of the Junior
                           Counselling Team, the Champs do a wonderful job
                           relaying their experiences to one another. By
                           offering advice and tips on the many aspects of
                           living with amputation, the youngsters and teens
                           in CHAMP are continuing the tradition of "amputees
                           helping amputees."

For further information:

For further information: Bénédicte Bertrand, Director, Communications
Department, Cellphone: (514) 943-0988 (to reach a staff member during the

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