BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jan. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - The War Amps begins its 2015 key tag mailing to BC residents this week with the theme "The War Amps is there to help."
In the letter accompanying the key tags, two parents, Melissa and Steven, describe how The War Amps has provided emotional and financial support to their family, from the day they learned their daughter, Ella, now 8 years old, would be born missing her right hand.
They registered Ella in the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program before she was even born. Since then, the family has received financial assistance for artificial limbs and attended regional seminars so they can meet other child amputees and their parents, sharing experiences and exchanging advice. At 3 months Ella received her first artificial arm, and now she has two – a myoelectric arm for everyday and a lightweight one for swimming and dance that she can put attachments on for things like gymnastics and paddling a kayak. "With The War Amps continuing support, we can only imagine what Ella has in store for the future," say Melissa and Steven.
War Amps key tags protect any keys and are more vital than ever with the high replacement cost of electronic door openers and anti-theft devices. Each key tag has a confidentially coded number. Should the keys be lost, the finder can call the toll-free number on the back of the tag, or deposit them in any mailbox, and the keys will be returned to the owner by bonded courier.
The War Amps receives no government grants and its programs are possible through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service.
For more information, or to order key tags, call toll-free 1 800 250-3030 or visit waramps.ca.
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For further information: or to interview a War Amps representative in your area (where available), contact Communications at 1 877 60MEDIA or email [email protected] For a key tag graphic, visit waramps.ca/newsroom/stock_photos/keyadd.html or for filler PSAs, waramps.ca/psa. A PSA featuring Ella is also available on our YouTube channel.