MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The War Amps begins its 2012 address label mailing to Quebec residents this week with the theme, "The Legacy Continues."
The accompanying letter tells the story of Léa, a Graduate of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, who became a part of this legacy when she was born a multiple amputee.
She explains, "I know what it's like to live with an amputation and, as a Junior Counsellor at seminars, was happy to help other families deal with it more easily. Junior Counsellors inspired me and were role models, and I hope I have inspired others, too. Through The War Amps, I've received an adaptation to ride my bicycle and through JUMPSTART, I've received a computer to help with schoolwork and joining the workforce."
Through Operation Legacy, Léa, along with other Champs, passes on the war amputees' remembrance message to the younger generation. It was these same war amputees who realized many years ago that there was a need to assist children who were born missing limbs, or lost them due to accidents or medical causes. Because of their foresight, and with the public's support, the legacy continues.
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 solely 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.