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Why we're so proud of Ava Hurley

Friday, July 12, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

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WAR AMPS

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Young Sault amputee helps mark War Amps 95th anniversary at 2013 Ontario Champ Seminar

SAULT STE. MARIE - Ava Hurley, 9, of Sault Ste. Marie, is back from The War Amps 2013 Ontario Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in Burlington.

The seminar brought together child amputees from across the province while also honouring the Association’s 95th anniversary.

Ava, who was born a left arm amputee, attended the three-day seminar with her mother.

Sessions focused on the latest developments in artificial limbs, parenting an amputee child and dealing with teasing and bullying.

The opening session paid tribute to the long history of The War Amps, and its continuing legacy of “amputees helping amputees.”

A highlight at the seminar was the Amputees in Action session, where Champs demonstrated their standard and recreational artificial limbs and devices to the group, such as running legs and devices for biking, swimming and playing on the monkey bars.

Younger Champs also had the opportunity to interact with each other at the “Play and Learn” session, while their parents exchanged tips and shared experiences.

CHAMP is funded solely through public support of The War Amps Key Tag and Address Label Service.

For more information, call 1 800 250-3030 or visit www.waramps.ca.

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skipper dave 7/12/2013 8:17:38 PM Report

skipper dave 7/12/2013 8:13:33 PMReport

Wha hoo Ava Hurley - First met this little charming princess at the baseball field when my step son was playing fast ball. I noticed her looking at me and I said to her hey, you and I are the same (amputee) except she has hair. Since then I have gotten to know her Momma who is one of those earthly angels who looks just like one of the oncologist nurses up at the big barn. Now I have another hero to follow in my life. When you look hard enough they surround us and become our guiding stars. Really big people sometimes come in the smallest packages. Someday Ava Hurley when I grow up I want to be just like you! Hope you get this?
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