MONTREAL, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The War Amps 2014 address labels are being mailed to Quebec residents starting this week. The theme, "Sharing the Legacy," pays tribute to the link between those who helped start the Association and those who will carry it into the future.
Catherine, 18, is a right foot amputee and member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. In a letter accompanying the address labels, she writes about her special friendship with Mr. Vallières, a veteran who lost his leg in the Second World War.
"While many teens consider celebrities to be their role models, Mr. Vallières is one of mine. He helped to show me that an amputation does not define you. You can be yourself and follow your dreams," says Catherine.
It was amputee war veterans such as Mr. Vallières who created CHAMP, which provides financial assistance for artificial limbs and holds regional seminars every year for child amputees.
"The CHAMP seminars are really important for young amputees like me because we get to gather as a family, meet others like us, understand each other and give advice," explained Catherine. "I am proud to carry on the legacy of 'amputees helping amputees.'"
Sent as a thank you to supporters of The War Amps Key Tag Service, address labels are not just for envelopes! They can be used to identify items like books and for filling out name and address information on forms.
The War Amps receives no government grants. Its programs are possible through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, or to order address labels, visit waramps.ca or call 514 398-0759 or 1 800 250-3030.
SOURCE: War Amps
For further information: To interview a War Amps rep or Champ (where available), contact Communications at 514 398?0494 or 1 800 265-0494 or e-mail [email protected] For an address label graphic, visit waramps.ca/newsroom/stock_photos/keyadd.html or for filler print psas, waramps.ca/psa.