Young amputees from Atlantic provinces reach dreams at War Amps St. John's seminar

    ST. JOHN'S, NL, Aug. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Like all youngsters, Cameron
Cummings, 4, of Bell Island, NL, and Liam Hickey, 9, of St. John's, want to
take part in physical activities like swimming. Cameron, born a left hand
amputee, and Liam, a right leg amputee, are able to do so with the help of
waterproof swimming limbs provided by The War Amps.
    Cameron and Liam will show these limbs today (Friday August 17th) at
10:30 a.m. in the Garrison Room of The Fairmont Newfoundland Hotel in St.
John's on the opening day of The War Amps 2007 Atlantic Child Amputee (CHAMP)
    In a session called Disability vs. Dreams - Dreams Win Every Time!, they
and other young amputees from the Atlantic provinces will describe the
challenges they have overcome to reach their dreams.
    This will include: Matthew Handrahan, 13, of Charlottetown, PEI, who has
a myo-electric arm and a device to play violin; Taylor Long, 16, of Halifax,
NS, who has artificial legs for horseback riding and swimming and James
McPhee, 19, of Oromocto, NB, who has devices for hockey and weightlifting.
    Held August 17 to 19, the Seminar will bring child amputees together to
see the latest in artificial limbs, attend counselling sessions and share

    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: Danita Chisholm, cell.: (613) 797-1654;
Fairmont: (709) 726-4980, from August 16 to 19; Before or after:
1-877-60MEDIA; Media are welcome to attend the session

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