SASKATOON, July 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Being born a left arm amputee isn't
stopping George Kasinski, 10, of Moose Jaw, from joining his friends in
swimming and playing baseball this summer. He enjoys these activities with the
help of artificial limbs and devices provided by The War Amps.
Today (Friday July 11) at 10:30 a.m. in the Canadian Room of the Sheraton
Cavalier Hotel (612 Spadina Crescent) in Saskatoon, George will demonstrate
how he does this in a session called Disability vs. Dreams - Dreams Win Every
Time. It is the opening event of The War Amps 2008 Western Child Amputee
(CHAMP) Seminar being held in Saskatoon from July 11 to 13.
Other Champs from the Western provinces will also take part. Codie
Stoian, 18, of Mazenod, who lost his right arm in a machinery accident, will
show his weightlifting device. Sean Borle, 13, of Edmonton, a left hand
amputee, will show his drum and golf devices; Lisa Goring, 19, of Biggar, who
is missing her left foot, has legs for swimming and snowboarding and also has
an adjustable foot for wearing high heels, and Carlyn Graff, 14, of Winnipeg,
born a left arm amputee, will demonstrate her guitar device.
The Seminar brings child amputees and their parents together to see the
latest in artificial limbs, attend counselling sessions and share concerns.
CHAMP, founded by War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton, utilizes the Winner's
Circle philosophy to change 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
For further information:
For further information: Media are welcome to attend. Danita Chisholm,
(613) 797-1654 (cell), (613) 731-3821, 1 (877) 60MEDIA.