ST. JOHN'S, Aug. 18 /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 Atlantic Child Amputee (CHAMP)
Seminar in St. John's, a local CHAMP Graduate will tell the youngsters
attending how he achieved this.
At 1:15 p.m. in Fort William Ballroom A of the Fairmont Newfoundland
Hotel in St. John's, Chris Moyse of St. John's, will tell his inspiring story.
Born a left arm amputee, Chris attended his first CHAMP Seminar and realized
he was not alone. He later became a Junior Counsellor at Seminars in order to
give back, and joined The War Amps Operation Legacy, which passes the NEVER
AGAIN! message from war amputee veterans to Canada's youth. Chris coached
soccer while attending Memorial University, and now works for the Government
of Newfoundland and Labrador. He 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
the Atlantic provinces 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" (Signal Room)
for Champs 6-11 to learn to be War Amps Safety Ambassadors; "Teen Issues"
(Garrison) for Champs 12 & up on working, driving and body image and "Play &
Learn" (Fort William Ballroom C-D) for Champs 5 & under and parents to meet
and share information (at 10:15, this group moves to Fort William Ballroom A
for 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) 797-1654 (cell);
Fairmont: (709) 726-4980, from August 16th to 19th.; Before or after:
1-877-60MEDIA.; Media are welcome to attend the sessions.