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NEWS RELEASE WAR AMPS *************************** Young Sault amputee helps mark War Amps 95th anniversary at 2013 Ontario Champ Seminar SAULT STE. MARIE - Ava Hurley, 9, of Sault Ste.
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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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