On behalf of The War Amps, I would like to thank you for your excellent article featuring Roan Heck (July 31, Stettler Independent), a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, as he teamed up with the Calgary Stampeders to pass on the PLAYSAFE message.
Roan’s zest for life is an inspiration to all. Through CHAMP, child amputees like Roan are encouraged to adopt the “Winner’s Circle” philosophy by accepting their amputations and developing a positive approach to challenges.
Articles like yours certainly help to inform the public of the resources and programs available to child amputees. War Amps receives no government grants and its programs are possible solely through public support of our key-tag and address-label service.
Your coverage will go a long way in helping to spread the word.
Executive-Director, Public Awareness
The War Amps of Canada