10:30 AM, Friday August 20, 2010
Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, 2
Lombard Place, Winnipeg
WINNIPEG, Aug. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Being born missing her right foot
hasn't stopped Taryn Klippenstein, 7, of Winnipeg, from enjoying
activities like swimming with her friends. She does so with a waterproof
swim leg provided by The War Amps.
Taryn will show her swim leg in a news conference at 10:30 a.m. today
(Friday August 20) in the East Ballroom of the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel
as the opening session of The War Amps 2010 Western Child Amputee
This year is the 35th anniversary of the CHAMP Program, and
the theme of the news conference is Growing Up With CHAMP.
Other Champs from across the Western provinces will also demonstrate the
artificial limbs and devices they use to overcome their amputations and
achieve their goals, including playing guitar and baseball.
The seminar, which runs August 20-22, is a life-changing experience for
Champs and their parents, and covers 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: For further information:
Danita Chisholm, Director of Communications,
1 (613) 797-1654 or 1 877 60MEDIA