Pem­broke CHAMP fea­tured in PSA

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With The War Amps 2017 ad­dress la­bels go­ing out across On­tario re­cently, area res­i­dents may spot­ted a fa­mil­iar face on their TV screens.

Me­gan Man­tha, 6, of Pem­broke, is fea­tured in a new War Amps pub­lic ser­vice an­nounce­ment (PSA) air­ing across Canada.

Be­ing born a left arm am­putee hasn’t stopped her from liv­ing a full and ac­tive life. As a member of The War Amps Child Am­putee (CHAMP) Pro­gram, she has re­ceived fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for the cost of ar­ti­fi­cial limbs, in­clud­ing a wa­ter­proof swim arm which gives her bal­ance and safety in the wa­ter.

Through the CHAMP Pro­gram, Me­gan also at­tends regional sem­i­nars where she meets other kids just like her.

“The War Amps has been there for us right from the get-go,” said her mom, Sally. “I can re­mem­ber go­ing to our first CHAMP sem­i­nar when Me­gan was 8 and a half months old. From the mo­ment we walked through the doors, we just felt so wel­comed. I think it’s re­ally im­por­tant for Me­gan to know that she’s not alone.”

The War Amps sends ad­dress la­bels ev­ery fall as a thank you to sup­port­ers of the Key Tag Ser­vice. They can be used not only for en­velopes, but to iden­tify items like books, and for fill­ing out name and ad­dress in­for­ma­tion on forms.

The War Amps re­ceives no govern­ment grants. Its pro­grams are pos­si­ble through pub­lic sup­port of the Key Tag and Ad­dress La­bel Ser­vice. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to or­der ad­dress la­bels, visit waramps.ca or call toll-free 1 800 2503030.

To learn more about Me­gan’s story, visit http://www.waramps. ca/megans-story/ and to watch Me­gan’s PSA, visit The War Amps YouTube Chan­nel.

Photo cap­tion: Me­gan wear­ing her­wa­ter­proof­swimarmwhich­was funded thanks to pub­lic sup­port of The War Amps Key Tag Ser­vice and Ad­dress La­bel Ser­vice.

To in­ter­view Me­gan and her fam­ily, con­tact Com­mu­ni­ca­tions at 1-877-60MEDIA or email com­mu­ni­ca­tions@waramps.ca. To down­load an ad­dress la­bel graphic, visit waramps.ca/me­dia/me­di­aen­quiries.

The War Amps has been there for us right from the get-go.” Me­gan Man­tha’s mother Sally

PHOTO COUR­TESY THE WAR AMPS

Me­gan Man­tha, 8, of Pem­broke wear­ing her wa­ter­proof swim arm which was funded thanks to pub­lic sup­port of The War Amps Key Tag Ser­vice and Ad­dress La­bel Ser­vice. Me­gan is cur­rently ap­pear­ing in a pub­lic ser­vice an­nounce­ment TV spot for the War Amps, air­ing clear across Canada.

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