Sa­muel re­turns from Les Vain­queurs sem­i­nar

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Sa­muel Bon­neau, of Stanstead, has just re­turned from a Les Vain­queurs sem­i­nar, held in Laval, which was or­ga­nized by the War Amps ‘Champs’ pro­gram. Now in its 40th year, the Champs pro­gram has al­lowed gen­er­a­tions of young peo­ple with am­pu­ta­tions to get fi­nan­cial aid to buy ar­ti­fi­cial limbs and to take part in seminars where they ben­e­fit from the sup­port of their peers.

Dur­ing the sem­i­nar, nine year-old Sa­muel, who has had his feet and hands am­pu­tated, learnt about re­cent in­no­va­tions to ar­ti­fi­cial limbs and how to han­dle teas­ing and bul­ly­ing.

The Champs pro­gram ex­ists thanks to the gen­eros­ity of the public in sup­port­ing the key tag and ad­dress sticker ini­tia­tives.

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Sa­muel Bon­neau re­cently at­tended a ‘Champs’ sem­i­nar in Laval that was at­tended by chil­dren with am­pu­ta­tions from across the prov­ince.

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